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Los Angeles County Transportation Tax


 Los Angeles County transportation.

A change has been made to the law allowing the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to impose a 0.5% transactions and use tax to fund specified transportation-related projects (subject to voter approval).

Now the MTA must amend the expenditure plan previously prepared for Measure R transactions and use tax (subject to voter approval) to include the following:

  • The most recent cost estimates for each project and program identified in the amended expenditure plan.
  • The identification of the accelerated cost (when applicable) for each project and program in the amended expenditure plan.
  • The anticipated schedule of fund availability for each project and program.
  • Expected completion dates for each project and program.

The MTA is also now required to “develop a transparent process to determine the most recent cost estimates for each project and program” in the expenditure plan. Read the text of SB 1039, Chapter 196.

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Gail Cole
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Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.