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San Francisco Seeks Legal Certainty For New Corporate Tax

Nov. 19, 2018, 8:36 PM

San Francisco will ask a court to make sure the city can collect new taxes on corporations including Salesforce.com, Twitter Inc., and Uber Technologies Inc.

Any potential opponent would have to sue or stay quiet about Proposition C, as proposed in the validation action. The move, which the Board of Supervisors is likely to approve, could help the city more quickly resolve legal uncertainty and free up funding.

The tax, passed by voters Nov. 6, applies to corporations with more than $50 million in annual gross receipts and funds homeless services. The tax ranges ...