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In the words of one Californian: "Thank goodness I haven't had to talk to my tax dude yet...It's going to be such a bummer."
After much back and forth, it appears now that the Senate is close to pushing through a massive re-write of the tax bill. After hours and hours of negotiations and deal-making, leading Senate Republicans say they have enough votes to get the job done.
This week, Senate Republicans are aiming to pass a number of changes that could significantly affect how much Californians pay in federal taxes.
The vote for the $1.4 trillion overhaul was almost along party lines, with no Democrats voting in support of the bill and some GOP defections over provisions that would eliminate important tax deductions taken by constituents in some high tax states.
Office rents are rising faster in Orange County than in San Francisco or L.A.'s Silicon Beach — but they're still lower than many other place, luring tech firms.
Black Friday is just around the corner. And that means online retail giants like Amazon need more warehouse workers to pack and ship all those gifts you're buying online.
Tax policy experts say Californians who own a home or are looking to buy one shouldn't expect relief under either the House or Senate plan.
California is a hotbed for electric cars. But some advocates are worried that Congress is about to end a key tax incentive helping this market get up to speed.
The GOP its tax plan would help small businesses through cuts for "pass-through" businesses. But some L.A. tax experts are unsure that it would.
Experts say the GOP tax plan will hit SoCal homebuyers whose mortgage interest deduction would be lowered while homeowners would also be affected.