More and more taxes for San Francisco

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Jul 18 19 Comments

”A traffic congestion mitigation tax on fares charged to riders of transportation services like Uber and Lyft is heading to the November ballot. All 11 board members support the tax measure, as do Lyft and Uber, and the tax, most of which will be passed on to riders, will generate roughly $30 million a year. The proposed taxes would be less for shared rides, and they wouldn’t go into effect until 2020. In other news, SF Town Taxi is reportedly in dissolution talks with the city after more than 20 years in the business. Whereas some say the company’s closure is a result of Uber and Lyft, others blame SFMTA’s airport priority plan. - SF EXAMINER”

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  • F5 Networks dontalk2me
    I like it. Nothing wrong with more taxes. So All these trump supporters need to go to Texas to save tax .. haha
    Jul 18 9
    • Google AdsSwe
      So why is silicon valley not in Delaware, genius?
      Jul 18
    • Intel cjeiwoa
      Why is every company in Silicon Valley incorporated out of Delaware?
      Jul 18
    • Twitter smashkeyb
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      So f5 networks and google think increasing taxes is good for the economy and attracts more businesses and entrepreneurs?
      Jul 18
    • Google AdsSwe
      Well, both Google and F5 keep growing in California and they're not growing in Delaware, so draw your own conclusions about the benefits of taxation 🙃

      The thing about being Incorporated in Delaware is completely missing the point - the offices are in Cali and they're subject to Cali taxes
      Jul 18
    • Intel cjeiwoa
      Sure. And if they incorporated in Singapore, would you care?

      California has a lot of advantages for businesses, namely access to capital and good weather. They haven’t managed to utilize those advantages to mitigate poverty or homelessness (highest rates in the nation).
      Jul 18
  • Oath Atinlay2
    Stop voting blue!
    Jul 18 0
  • Amazon jtGV66
    When companies support taxes and regulations, it is because it will hurt future competition more than it will them.
    Jul 18 0
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    Move to IN. It’s awesome here.
    Jul 18 5
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      DuQvV7ymore
      Or AL. It’s even better there.
      Jul 18
    • Twitter smashkeyb
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      Name a single brand name tech company located in IN or AL?
      Jul 18
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      What’s your point?
      Jul 18
    • Twitter smashkeyb
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      If u r not smart enough to figure out my point...then...
      Jul 18
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      DuQvV7ymore
      The taxation system in CA drives top companies, talent and pay to CA.

      Yet you choose to btich and moan about that same taxation system while enjoying everything else that derives from it.

      Just SYAD!
      Jul 18
  • Intel cjeiwoa
    “Most will be passed on to riders.” Lol. Why wouldn’t all of it? Where else is the money going?

    Lyft and Uber supporting it is classic crony capitalism where it raises barrier to entry for future competitors who haven’t yet reached scale.
    Jul 18 0

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