I just learned that California ranks 49th out of 50 in the quality of tax administration, according to the Council on State Taxation. Just read a real eye-opening column about how California government agencies often “cheat on the way that they collect taxes.”
This is one of many reasons why I say that if you have a business in California, you would be wise to leave the state.
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See the column entitled, “Government compounds insult by cheating on tax collections.” https://www.presstelegram.com/2019/08/04/government-compounds-insult-by-cheating-on-tax-collections/