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San Francisco’s New Local Tax Effective in 2022

BY: Lia Coniglio, Esq. | 09/24/21

Effective January 1, 2022, businesses subject to the San Francisco Administrative Office Tax (AOT) must pay an additional annual Overpaid Executive Tax (OET) of 0.4% to 2.4% on their payroll expense in San Francisco when their highest paid managerial executive earns more than 100 times the median compensation paid to employees in San Francisco. The first payment will not be due until 2023.

Similar to the Gross Receipts Tax, OET rates for employers that are not administrative offices will be based on gross receipts. San Francisco voters approved the OET during the November 3, 2020, election via ballot measure. The ballot measure also repealed the Payroll Expense Tax.

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Lia Coniglio, Esq., is Managing Editor of PayState Update and Senior Manager of State Payroll Information Resources for the APA.