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Runner tells DMV to stop overcharging tax

SACRAMENTO – George Runner Sept. 9 called upon California’s Department of Motor Vehicles to stop overcharging California consumers when they pay tax on their vehicle purchases. Runner said, “It’s outrageous that the state of California expects private citizens to do things right that government is doing wrong.” In a letter to DMV Director Jean Shiomoto, Runner writes: “I […]

Runner: Gas tax cut ‘Good news for California’

George Runner issued the following statement Feb. 25 after joining a 5-0 vote to lower the gasoline excise tax 3.5 cents per gallon as of July 1, 2014: “Our vote today is good news for California taxpayers. This much-needed tax relief will arrive as Californians are on the road for summer vacations. “Lower gas taxes […]

Runner responds to proposed gas tax cut

SACRAMENTO – George Runner today issued the following statement regarding a Board of Equalization staff proposal to reduce the gas tax by 3.5 cents per gallon for the 2014-15 fiscal year: “This proposed gas tax cut will give Californians a much-deserved tax break and help lower travel costs this summer. It has my full support. […]

No state tax penalty for short-sellers

George Runner announced Dec. 4 that the Franchise Tax Board will follow the lead of the Internal Revenue Service and not impose a tax penalty on Californians who have sold their home via a short sale. In a written response sent to Runner today, FTB Chief Counsel Jozel Brunett states, “Since California conforms to the relevant portions […]

Gas tax hiked

SACRAMENTO – George Runner June 27 issued the following statement regarding a 3.5 cent increase in California’s excise tax on gasoline scheduled to take effect July 1, 2013: “On July 1 Californians will be forced to begin paying the highest gas taxes in the nation. They have a right to be angry and demand explanation […]

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