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{{TOCnestright}}A '''San Francisco Modification of the Payroll Tax, Proposition Q''' ballot question was on the [[November 4, 2008 ballot measures in California#San Francisco|November 4, 2008 ballot]] in [[San Francisco City and County, California ballot measures#November 4|San Francisco]], where it was '''approved.'''
The '''San Francisco Modifying the Payroll Expense Tax Act''', or '''Proposition Q''', was on the [[California 2008 local ballot measures|November 4, 2008 ballot]] in [[San Francisco County, California ballot measures|San Francisco]] for voters in the City of San Francisco.
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Proposition Q was '''approved''' with 74.2% of the vote.
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Proposition Q specified that the city's 1.5% payroll expense tax applies to compensation paid to shareholders of professional corporations, members of limited liability companies, and owners of partnerships for their services.
  
==Ballot language==
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Proposition Q allowed these types of businesses to choose one of two ways to calculate how much of the payments to their owners is a taxable payroll expense.
  
The language on the ballot said:
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==Election results==
:Shall the City specify that certain partnerships and other businesses are subject to the City's payroll expense tax and expand the payroll expense tax exemption for small businesses so that businesses with annual payroll expenses of $250,000 or less would not have to pay the tax?
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==External links==
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{{Short outcome
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| title = Proposition Q
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| yes = 233,411
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| yespct = 74.2
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| no = 81,178
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| nopct = 25.8
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| state = Local
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| percent = 50.0
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:''These final, certified, results are from the [http://www.sfgov2.org/index.aspx?page=1793 San Francisco elections office].''
  
* [http://www.sfgov.org/site/uploadedfiles/elections/candidates/QualifiedLocalBallotMeasuresWithTitlesAsOf81508_3.pdf List of all measures on the November 4 San Francisco ballot]
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==Ballot question==
* [http://www.sfgov.org/site/elections_page.asp?id=70720 Election results]
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  text = '''Proposition Q:''' "Shall the City specify that certain partnerships and other businesses are subject to the City's payroll expense tax and expand the payroll expense tax exemption for small businesses so that businesses with annual payroll expenses of $250,000 or less would not have to pay the tax?"
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==Path to the ballot==
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Proposition Q was referred to the ballot on July 29, 2008 by a 10-0 vote of the [[San Francisco Board of Supervisors]].
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'''In favor:''' Supervisors Ammiano, Chu, Daly, Dufty, Elsbernd, Maxwell, McGoldrick, Mirkarimi, Peskin and Sandoval.
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'''Excused:''' Supervisor Alioto-Pier.
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==External links==
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* [http://sfpl4.sfpl.org/pdf/main/gic/elections/November4_2008.pdf November 4, 2008 official San Francisco voter guide]
 
* [http://www.sfusualsuspects.com/system/files/u14/Fall_Line_-_Maps_and_Analysis_from_Nov_2008.pdf David Latterman's analysis of the November 2008 San Francisco local ballot measures]
 
* [http://www.sfusualsuspects.com/system/files/u14/Fall_Line_-_Maps_and_Analysis_from_Nov_2008.pdf David Latterman's analysis of the November 2008 San Francisco local ballot measures]
  
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[[Category:Local business tax, California, 2008]]

Latest revision as of 09:43, 20 December 2012

A San Francisco Modification of the Payroll Tax, Proposition Q ballot question was on the November 4, 2008 ballot in San Francisco, where it was approved.

Proposition Q specified that the city's 1.5% payroll expense tax applies to compensation paid to shareholders of professional corporations, members of limited liability companies, and owners of partnerships for their services.

Proposition Q allowed these types of businesses to choose one of two ways to calculate how much of the payments to their owners is a taxable payroll expense.

Election results

Proposition Q
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 233,411 74.2%
No81,17825.8%
These final, certified, results are from the San Francisco elections office.

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

Proposition Q: "Shall the City specify that certain partnerships and other businesses are subject to the City's payroll expense tax and expand the payroll expense tax exemption for small businesses so that businesses with annual payroll expenses of $250,000 or less would not have to pay the tax?"[1]

Path to the ballot

Proposition Q was referred to the ballot on July 29, 2008 by a 10-0 vote of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

In favor: Supervisors Ammiano, Chu, Daly, Dufty, Elsbernd, Maxwell, McGoldrick, Mirkarimi, Peskin and Sandoval.

Excused: Supervisor Alioto-Pier.

External links

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