Proposition Summary

REPEALS RECENT LEGISLATION THAT WOULD ALLOW BUSINESSES TO LOWER THEIR TAX LIABILITY. INITIATIVE STATUTE. • Repeals recent legislation that would allow businesses to shift operating losses to prior tax years and that would extend the period permitted to shift operating losses to future tax years. • Repeals recent legislation that would allow corporations to share tax credits with affiliated corporations. • Repeals recent legislation that would allow multistate businesses to use a sales-based income calculation, rather than a combination property-, payroll-, and sales-based income calculation. Summary of Legislative Analyst’s Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact: • Increased state revenues of about $1.3 billion each year by 2012–13 from higher taxes paid by some businesses. Smaller increases in 2010–11 and 2011–12.

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General Election

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Code Sections Affected

Section 17276 of the Revenue and Taxation Code; Section 24416 of the Revenue and Taxation Code;l Section 24416.9 of the Revenue and Taxation Code

For Author

DAVID A. SANCHEZ, President California Teachers Association JANIS R. HIROHAMA, President League of Women Voters of California LENNY GOLDBERG, Executive Director California Tax Reform Association

Against Author

TERESA CASAZZA, President California Taxpayers’ Association MARIAN BERGESON, Former California Secretary of Education BILL LA MARR, Executive Director California Small Business Alliance

Rebuttal Author

ENNETH A. MACIAS, Statewide Elected Chair California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce WILLIAM J. HUME, Past Vice-President California State Board of Education DR. JOSEPH L. BRIDGES, President & Chief Executive Officer The Seniors Coalition

Rebuttal Against Author

ROB KERTH, President North Sacramento Chamber of Commerce MARTIN HITTLEMAN, President California Federation of Teachers HANK LACAYO, President Congress of California Seniors