California Economy and Taxes

Building Permits Update: May 2018 July 5, 2018

A brief look at housing permit data for May 2018.

Building Permits Update: April 2018 June 5, 2018

A brief look at housing permit data for April 2018. 

May 2018 Cap-and-Trade Auction Results May 24, 2018

We discuss the results of the May 2018 cap-and-trade auction.

April 2018 State Tax Collections May 18, 2018

We discuss April 2018 state tax collections.

2018-19 May Revision: Property Tax Estimates May 15, 2018

We discuss a key area of difference between our property tax oultook and the adminstration's: anticipated growth in taxable property values. 

Cannabis Tax Revenue Update  May 8, 2018

2018 first quarter revenues from cannabis taxes. 

Looking at the Early Effects of Federal Tax Changes on Housing May 4, 2018

We look at housing market data from early 2018 for signs of any dramatic shifts that could indicate that recent federal tax changes are impacting California's housing markets. 

Bay Area Home Prices Looking a Little Hot May 3, 2018

We look at recent trends in home price growth and find that home prices in several Bay Area counties seem to be getting a little out of line with underlying demand for housing. 

Building Permits Update: March 2018 May 3, 2018

A brief look at housing permit data from March 2018.

April 2018: Personal Income Tax Tracker May 2, 2018

Tracking April Personal Income Tax Collections.

Voluntary Contribution Tax "Check-Offs" April 17, 2018

This post describes recent tax filers' contributions to Voluntary Contribution Funds. 

Tariffs and California Agriculture  April 16, 2018

We look at data on California's agricultural exports to China to gauge the potential significance of recent Chinese tariffs on U.S. agriculture. 

March 2018 State Tax Collections April 9, 2018

We discuss March 2018 state tax collections.

California Personal Income Grew Faster Than US in 2017 April 5, 2018

We discuss new data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis regarding state personal income. 

Building Permits Update: February 2018 April 2, 2018

A brief look at housing permit data from February 2018.