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February 16, 1990 | Clipboard researched by April Jackson and Janice L. Jones / Los Angeles Times; Graphics by Scott Brown / Los Angeles Times
The first month of the new decade brought with it $19.4 million for county cities--the State Board of Equalization's latest allocation of sales and use tax revenues. The $2.45 million sent to Anaheim was the largest amount for any one city and 13% of the total sent to municipal coffers. Costa Mesa, however, scored the largest per-capita allocation. Villa Park had both the smallest total and per-capita amounts. The county's total allocation this month, $20.
July 23, 1990
Retail sales in Orange County during the fourth quarter of 1989, the most recent period for which information is available, hit a two-year high--$4.8 billion. That was a 7.1% increase over the previous year's fourth quarter. Overall, 1989 retail sales were 8.3% higher than in 1988. Led by Fountain Valley's 51.4% leap, 23 cities and the unincorporated areas increased sales over 1988's fourth quarter. Three cities had lower totals, and in one, Cypress, the difference was less than 1%.
June 1, 1991
Retail sales in Orange County's cities topped $4.3 billion in 1990's fourth quarter. But this number, recorded during the heavy-buying holiday season, was a decline from the previous fourth quarter, when the total was $4.4 billion. The cities' aggregate 2.7% decrease is actually a little larger because Laguna Niguel's total for the fourth quarter of 1989 was recorded in the unincorporated area whereas the 1990 total, now that Laguna Niguel is a city, added $58.9 million.
September 13, 1991
Newly released figures confirm what shop owners in many parts of the county knew last winter: Retail sales went into a tailspin amid consumer concerns over recession and impending war in the Persian Gulf. Consumers cut back primarily on big-ticket durable goods. Statewide, sales of new cars declined 2.6%; household and home furnishings, 4.4%; lumber and building materials, 10.2%, and household appliances, 6.7%, according to the research division of the State Board of Equalization.
June 13, 1989 | From Associated Press
The Supreme Court, in a case involving ski equipment rentals, ruled Monday that state taxes may be imposed when bankrupt companies sell their assets. In another ruling, the high court turned down an appeal by hazardous waste companies aimed at forcing the government to adopt tougher environmental rules. In the bankruptcy case, by a 6-3 vote, the justices said the taxes may be imposed on such sales and on a buyer's subsequent use of the assets when bankrupt companies are ordered to liquidate.
October 1, 1997
The current tax system is a mess and the hearings into IRS abuses (Sept. 25-26) are but a small symptom of this. The recent "tax cuts" are more like social engineering experiments and don't affect single people like myself, yet our Democratic president insists that he's for "tax fairness." In passing the recent "tax accountant full employment act," President Clinton has given more and more power to an agency that should be disbanded. Acting IRS Commissioner Michael P. Dolan's apologies ring hollow in the face of overriding evidence that the IRS is an agency whose time has never come.
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