The US Supreme Court says that states can demand sales tax from all retailers.

The US Supreme Court says that states can demand sales tax from all retailers.

Your ability to buy online and avoid sales tax is coming to an end. In a 5-4 decision today, the US Supreme Court says that states can demand sales tax from all retailers — those with physical storefronts AND those that only do business online.  And you can bet your britches that California already has a plan for implementing this – not only is California very aggressive in tax collection, but they stand to generate over 1 billion dollars of revenue!


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Recent Ruling Makes It More Difficult to Classify Workers as Independent Contractors

Recent Ruling Makes It More Difficult to Classify Workers as Independent Contractors

On 4/30/18 California followed Massachusetts in restricting the ability of employers to classify workers as independent contractors. The California Supreme Court adopted the so-called “ABC” test to determine if a worker is an employee or an independent contractor. Under the ABC test an employer must establish all three prongs of the test or the worker must be classified as an employee.


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What do you mean “write a blog?”

What do you mean “write a blog?”

One of the advantages of membership in our organization is that you have the opportunity to write a blog and share your expertise with our community through the News page on our website.


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Welcome Peter Schlereth

Welcome Peter Schlereth

Peter is a long time fixture of the North Bay commercial marketplace. He has over 33 years of experience and relishes working with family based ownership groups. He sees the continuity of family owned companies as the American Dream. It was a thorough delight exchanging real estate “war-stories” from our collective 73+ years in real estate.


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