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NEWS
April 30, 1988 | RON RUSSELL, Times Staff Writer
He once claimed to operate the "cleanest massage parlor in California," but on Friday college professor Hal Mintz was charged with conspiracy to maintain a house of prostitution and two counts of state income tax evasion. Mintz, chairman of the business department at East Los Angeles College, is scheduled to be arraigned May 5 in Beverly Hills Municipal Court, Deputy Dist. Atty. Eldon Fox said.
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BUSINESS
August 8, 1990 | From Associated Press
Taxpayers paid 7.5% more in state taxes in fiscal 1989 than they did in the previous year, the government reported Tuesday. The Commerce Department said state tax collections totaled $284 billion in 1989, up from $264 billion a year earlier. Eight states reported increases of more than 10%, including Oregon, up 22.5%, and California, up 14.2%. Other increases above 10% included 13.4% in Delaware, 12.7% in Alaska, 11.5% in Idaho, 11.1% in Indiana, 10.8% in Iowa and 10.2% in Kentucky.
NEWS
August 1, 1987 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, Times Staff Writer
Gov. George Deukmejian and his wife Gloria, sending in their tax returns for 1986 more than three months late, reported Friday that they paid a total of $13,146 in taxes on $59,228 in income. The Deukmejians were eligible for a total refund of $1,346 on their state and federal taxes but chose instead to apply the money to their tax payments for 1987, according to copies of their tax returns released by the governor's office.
REAL ESTATE
October 11, 1987 | DAVID W. MYERS, David W. Myers is a Times real estate writer. and
The California Assn. of Realtors' four-man lobbying team was also able to make an imprint on the much-ballyhooed state tax reform measure signed by Gov. George Deukmejian last month. Although the state legislation is designed to conform more closely to federal tax law, CAR and other trade groups representing the real estate industry were able to get some important concessions, said Alex Creel, the realtors' top lobbyist.
NEWS
May 6, 1987 | From a Times Staff Writer
In an effort to help aliens seeking amnesty under the new immigration law, the state Franchise Tax Board voted Tuesday to issue "residency certifications" to those who have paid state taxes. "This is an area in which we have special responsibility because of the large number of people expected to apply for the amnesty program in California," said Conway Collis, a member of the board.
BUSINESS
August 15, 2003 | From Reuters
WorldCom Inc. may have improperly routed billions of dollars in revenue through a unit to cut state tax bills under a strategy devised by financial consulting and accounting firm KPMG, according to a court filing. The July 31 filing, submitted by dissenting bondholders of WorldCom who oppose the company's reorganization plan, alleges that the company sent $19 billion in revenue through unit MCI WorldCom Brands.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 1994
The Jan. 17 earthquake, whose magnitude is expected to be officially raised to 6.8 by the National Earthquake Information Center, was the most powerful ever to affect a large U.S. population. It was also the costliest, with Gov. Pete Wilson's Administration now estimating losses at $13 billion to $20 billion. The question of how to pay for repairs and reconstruction remains as compelling as ever.
NEWS
May 14, 2000 | DAN MORAIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Declaring that teaching is society's most important profession, Gov. Gray Davis on Saturday proposed eliminating state personal income tax for California's credentialed public school teachers--setting off sharp denunciations from top lawmakers. Although educators embraced the idea, legislative leaders--Democrats and Republicans alike--were stunned and skeptical, concerned that police and other public service employees would seek the same break.
NEWS
October 11, 2000 | From Associated Press
Residents of Connecticut, one of the most affluent states in the country, have the steepest bill for state taxes. In 1999, Connecticut had the highest per-capita state tax burden in the nation, $2,932 per person, new Census Bureau figures show. That's up more than $63 from the previous year and much higher than the national per-capita tax of $1,835 per person. Understandably, it's a distinction that dismays residents. "Oh, we're hearing the complaints. Mostly it's, 'Where are the dollars going?'
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 2005 | Evan Halper, Times Staff Writer
A Wall Street tycoon accused in the 1980s of cheating thousands of investors out of their savings in one of the biggest financial scandals in history now says the state of California cheated him. So he has launched a campaign to change the state tax code -- retroactive to 1992 -- in hopes of getting $5 million back.
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