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Should You E-File Or See A Tax Specialist For Your Returns?

When it comes to figuring your taxes, should you rely on software or turn to a pro?

03/03/2014

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Having Overcome Key Obstacles, Gov. Brown Faces New, Critical Ones

In just a few years, Gov. Jerry Brown has helped turn California’s budget deficits into surpluses, persuaded Californians to raise taxes and quieted the complaints of many political opponents.

01/22/2014

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Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom Leading Panel To Legalize Marijuana

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom says it’s time for California to get serious about legalizing marijuana and that he’s willing to put his political reputation on the line to make it happen.

10/17/2013

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Wildfires Across The West Push National Wildfire Spending Past $1B

More than 40 uncontained, active and large wildfires dot the western U.S. from Arizona to Washington state and Alaska, taxing national firefighting resources and helping to push spending past $1 billion for the year.

08/21/2013

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Stockton Sales-Tax Vote Passes Despite City Leaders’ Bickering

The big focus Tuesday was whether the council would approve a three-quarter-cent sales-tax increase on the ballot. But it seemed that just trying to get through the meeting was a challenge.

07/09/2013

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Group Accuses Walmart Of Cutting Employees Hours To Avoid Healthcare Law

Dozens of people stood outside a local Walmart today protesting what they call the “Walmart loophole” that has taxpayers footing the bill for the employee’s health care.

05/10/2013

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Sacramento Business Owner Offers Advice For Career Success

Rich Mason of Sacramento built his company on both knowledge and education.

04/29/2013

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AP: Likely Tax Cheats Flock South, West

Worried the Internal Revenue Service might target you for an audit? You probably should be if you own a small business in one of the wealthy suburbs of Los Angeles.

04/15/2013

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Local Residents Look For Last-Minute Help To File Their Taxes

Now to the deadline many of us dread: tax day. You have until midnight Monday to file, and some doors in downtown Sacramento are staying open late for some last-minute help.

04/14/2013

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Boy Scouts Could Lose Tax Breaks In Calif. For Ban On Gay Members

A bill aimed at pressuring the Boy Scouts of America to lift its ban on gay members by making the organization ineligible for nonprofit tax breaks cleared its first vote on Wednesday in the California Legislature.

04/10/2013

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How To Spend Your Tax Refund

The best part of paying your taxes is probably getting your refund check.

04/10/2013

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A Look At The Craziest Tax Write-Offs

It’s hard to think there’s anything funny about taxes when you’re under a mountain of paperwork, but CBS News contributor and analyst Mellody Hobson has a little comic relief for taxpayers.

04/02/2013

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