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What Government Assistance Is Available to California Employers and California Businesses?

Here’s a collection of links to California State government web sites with useful information for businesses in Los Angeles County, Santa Barbara County, Orange County and Ventura County. There is something here for you whether you are already conducting business in California, just starting in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills or Culver City, or expanding to a new state.

Visit the California State web sites here and find helpful information on doing business in California, links for California employers, California taxation and more.

Perhaps you’ve had a chance to read the featured article on the history of the Los Angeles Superior Court (probate, civil and criminal) posted on October 15, 2007. Here is another article covering the highlights of the history of the IRS beginning with the enactment of a new income tax in 1862 and its repeal just 10 years later.

1862 – To help pay for Civil War expenses, President Lincoln signed into law a revenue-raising measure. The measure created the nation’s first income tax as well as a Commissioner of Internal Revenue. The new law levied a 3% tax on income between $600 and $10,000 and a 5% tax on income of more than $10,000. (Those were the good ol’ days.)

1867 – Responding to public opposition to the income tax, Congress cut the tax rate. From 1868 until 1913, 90% of all revenue came from taxes on wine, beer, liquor and tobacco.

1872 – Income tax repealed.

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