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California Tax Breaks Will Get More Scrutiny

Oct. 12, 2019, 6:47 PM

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill prompting lawmakers to explain the goals of new tax breaks but vetoed a related measure that would have created a new board to evaluate the effectiveness of such large breaks.

A.B. 263, which Newsom (D) signed Oct. 11, expands an existing law that requires tax credits enacted since 2015 to include plans to measure performance. The new law applies to all tax breaks, including credits, deductions, exclusions, and exemptions that are introduced and enacted after Jan. 1. 2020.

Assemblywoman Autumn Burke (D) authored the bill.

Separately, the governor vetoed S.B....

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