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  By Allen L Phillips       Auto repair shops in California presently only add sales tax on parts installed, not on labor.  California Senate Bill 640 (SB-640) would add a tax on that labor as well as on other service labor such as plumbers, gardeners, accountants, etc. This bill is an exact copy of last year's SB-1445, which I wrote about in August, with all the same ambiguities.  If passed in its present form, unelected bureaucrats will decide the amount of the tax, as well as all the other undefined aspects of the bill.  Reprinted below is my article from last August.  Nothing has changed except the bill number. Please contact your representatives in Sacramento and tell them to vote no on SB-640.   CALIFORNIA SENATE BILL (SB-1445 640) WOULD ADD A TAX ON SERVICES By Allen L Phillips August, 2016 Presently, when you have your car repaired you pay sales tax on th ... read more

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