California Tax on Labor Services

For Immediate Release Big Push in Sacramento to Charge Tax on Labor Services   Sacramento, CA March 14, 2018 A new bill SB 993 by State Senator Hertzberg (D-18th District) is looking to levy a tax on all labor services which have been up to know, not subject to sales tax.  This would include most services you ... Read More »

15th Mar 2018
Emerging Employment Issues Seminar February 2018

Good day, Every year we’re invited by the Nossaman Firm to attend their seminar on Emerging Employment Issues, and every year it’s proven to be very informative and information that we believe is beneficial to our members. (For our newer members, we’re a client through their management of CalABC) John Kennedy has worked on some key issues ... Read More »

20th Feb 2018
Night With Elvis DRAGG Fund Raiser

Sunday March 11 2018 1PM - 5:30PM Arlington Theater, 1317 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES.PDF     DRAGG - An after-school program that provides a positive environment for Santa Barbara teens to improve their self-worth while gaining marketable automotive skills. Teens will receive ... Read More »

8th Jan 2018
New California Laws for 2018

Every year, hundreds of new laws are enacted that impact California automotive repair shops.

A short summary/highlights of some key measures that will take effect in 2018, unless otherwise noted i
s a CalABC Members Only Document.

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7th Dec 2017
California Lead Acid Battery Fee Clarification

We have received some inquiries about whether the hybrid batteries used in hybrid vehicles is subject to the same California Lead – Acid Battery Fee as the standard lead-acid battery in hybrid vehicles. We discussed this in our recent monthly conference call, as we had initially received conflicting information that both types of batteries ... Read More »

29th Nov 2017
Welcome To The CalABC Members Area!

Welcome to The California Automotive Business Coalition, CalABC members area! Everyone is welcome to review the information provided in announcements and knowledgebase, but as a guest, that is what you're limited to. Please except this invitation and join CalABC! Gain complete access to The Download Library and receive briefings, legislative ... Read More »

10th Nov 2017
Presidents Message - Bud Rice President CalABC

To Our Members:Dear Members and Potential Members: The Coalition continues to evolve and we strive to build relationships with other Automotive Industry Members throughout the state as we have since we formed in 1992. New this year are tiered dues levels based on the size of your organization. This change will enable us to not only maintain ... Read More »

10th Nov 2017
Community Car Care Events Show Most Vehicles Need Service

July 11, 2017 Community car care events conducted across the country reveal that the majority of vehicles need service on one or more inspected areas of the vehicle. “At the Car Care Council, we stress the importance of preventative vehicle maintenance and provide free tools, tips and information to help motorists become more car care ... Read More »

16th Jul 2017
The Top 30 Two-Year Trade Schools: Colleges That Fight The Nation's Skills Gap

JUN 19, 2017 @ 09:42 AM Carter Coudriet , FORBES CONTRIBUTOR  I investigate what makes education "worth it" Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. The Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics lands as the No. 11 Two-Year Trade School and is the top school on the list. “I can think of nine magazines off the top of my head ... Read More »

7th Jul 2017
AB 1274 (O’Donnell) – Oppose

June 9, 2017 The Honorable Patrick O’Donnell California State Assembly State Capitol, Room 2196 Sacramento, California 95814 Re: AB 1274 (O’Donnell) – Oppose Dear Assembly Member O’Donnell: On behalf of the above referenced organizations we are writing to express our significant concerns and unfortunately opposition to AB 1274. ... Read More »

9th Jun 2017