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L.A. MTA Can Seek Sales Tax Hike

  • Oct 9, 2015 | Gail Cole

 L.A. County MTA now authorized to raise sales tax to improve transportation throughout the county.

Governor Jerry Brown (D) of California has signed legislation authorizing the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to seek a sales and use tax increase to fund specified transportation-related projects and programs. The tax increase could not exceed 1%.

Voters would have to approve any such increase. If they do, the additional revenue would fund highway improvements and the expansion of the Los Angeles County transit system and local transportation programs.

As of this writing, MTA spokesman Rick Jager says the board is not set on a tax-increase. Should they decide to pursue a sales tax rate increase, “it would likely be on the November 2016 ballot.”

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
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.