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  • Petitioned Hon, Edmund G. Brown, Jr.

This petition was delivered to:

Governor of California
Hon, Edmund G. Brown, Jr.
California Governor

Stop the Retroactive Tax on Small Business Owners in California

    1. Petition by

      California Business Defense

Small business owners and investors drive growth and job creation in the state of California. The recent cancellation of the Qualified Small Business tax program and the resulting retroactive tax on more than 2,500 entrepreneurs and investors wrongly punishes the very people who create opportunity for the citizens of the state. This policy decision sends a signal that new business development is not welcome or supported in California.  We need your immediate support to rectify this wrong.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 200 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Dimitri Sokolov CAMPBELL, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      Its an incredibly unfair tax. It's just common sense that there should be no 5 year retroactive tax...

    • Linda Oleson PALO ALTO, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      How can this state continue to represent the innovators and successes of what we as a community bring to the health, well being, and efficiency of daily lives, with such a ridiculous “business and innovation squashing” tactic? These people should be working with us, not against us.

    • Carl Sawtell SAN JOSE, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      Started & grew a business, then hit retroactively with tax, interest & penalties when FTB decided to interpret a court ruling in a way unanticipated by the court and completely at odds with legislative intent.

    • Don Maescher LA JOLLA, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      a retroactive and punitive tax is totally unfair

    • Paolo Menegoli SAN JOSE, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      I started my company in California and 5 years after I sold it I get hit by this unjust retroactive tax. This should be changed because I am certain that this was not the legislative intention. I am considering moving to another state my actual new startup.


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