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State Supreme Court Lets Taxpayers’ Win Stand in Case Involving Tax on Liquid Storage Capacity

By Dakessian Law | January 17, 2020

CalTaxletter (January 17, 2020): The California Supreme Court this week denied review of a Court of Appeal ruling that invalidated a tax in Rialto as an invalid real property tax.

The high court’s January 15 action leaves in place the taxpayer’s win in Tesoro Logistics Operations, LLC et al. v. City of Rialto. In its October 2 decision, the Fourth District Court of Appeal declared by a 2-1 vote that Measure U was an improper tax on real property because it taxed the capacity of a facility’s storage tanks regardless of their use.

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