Chiu critical of anti-tax-measure mailing 

Supervisor David Chiu is taking a lot of heat for his proposal to restructure the business tax — and he’s sick of it. Specifically, he’s unhappy about a BOMA mailing that’s been circulated, listing the reasons why voters should say no to the pending tax measures for the November ballot. One of the main points highlighted on the mailing was that Chiu is proposing a new payroll tax that would ”punish businesses with a higher tax rate” – and he’s not, said Judson True, Chiu’s aide.
True was critical of the mailing, saying “They are taking a positive change to the payroll tax and making it sound bad,” he said. Chiu’s plan is to reduce the payroll tax, which is the “heart of his proposal.” To offset the loss from the reduced payroll, Chiu wants to implement a rent on commercial taxes. The proposal went before the Small Business Commission a second time Monday with some minor amendments that would produce less revenue for The City but more private-sector jobs every year.

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