Why are our tax systems so complex? One key reason is that lawmakers keep adding to them and rarely delete anything. Also, items added for temporary purposes are often renewed (rather than dropped or made permanent). Also, we often have numerous rules serving similar purposes (such as for higher education spending or savings).
Well, on October 10, 2015, California Governor Brown, said “NO” to nine tax bills presented to him.
His reason was that they might bust the budget given other budget issues. Each of the nine would have either added or expanded an existing or expired provision or added something new. Read more