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Quid pro quo

Under a new plan unveiled last month, in return for agreeing not to demand a refund if November 2018’s Proposition C gross receipts tax is overruled by the courts, businesses would receive a 10 percent deduction on their tax liability. If a court challenge to the proposition is ultimately lost by the city, San Francisco would have to refund the money that has been collected but which the city controller is not letting the city spend.

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