10/15/2018

Apple and Google’s hometowns still considering employer taxes

Mountain View’s city council voted unanimously Tuesday to move forward with plans to charge its largest employer, Google, millions of dollars through a tax based on its number of employees.

The proposed tax, which would require voter approval, would update the city’s business license fee and charge Google about $3.3 million annually for its more than 23,000 workers in Mountain View. The tax would affect many of the city’s businesses. Small businesses would pay a flat fee, while companies with more than 50 staffers would get charged per employee at a rate that increases with size.

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