Eight states voted on tax-related ballot measures. Read through the gallery to see if voters approved or rejected them.
PASSED: Proposition 207 legalizes recreational marijuana sales to adults 21 and older, and subjects those sales to a 16% excise tax in addition to the usual state and local sales taxes.
TOO CLOSE TO CALL: Proposition 208 creates a new top marginal individual tax rate of 8% on taxable income above $250,000 for single filers and $500,000 for joint filers, raising their tax rate from 3.50% currently.
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TOO CLOSE TO CALL: Proposition 15 repeals existing limits on property tax increases — enacted in 1978 with Proposition 13 — for business properties only. Properties worth less than $3 million and land used for agriculture would be exempt.
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PASSED: Amendment B repeals the Gallagher Amendment, which limits residential property taxes to 45% of the statewide property tax base, and allows the state legislature to freeze property tax assessment rates at the current rates of 7.15% for residential property and 29% for non-residential property with the ability to cut future tax assessment rates.
PASSED: Proposition 116 cuts the state income tax rate from 4.63% to 4.55% for individual and corporate taxpayers, retroactive to Jan. 1, 2020.
PASSED: Proposition EE raises the cigarette tax from $0.84 per pack to $1.94 in 2021 with additional hikes in 2024 and 2027.
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DEFEATED: The Graduated Income Tax Amendment removes a constitutional requirement for a flat income tax, allowing the legislature to create a more progressive structure. If approved, a 7.99% tax rate will be levied on all income for single taxpayers earning more than $750,000 and joint filers earning more than $1 million, which the legislature already approved. Marginal tax rates for other taxpayers earning more than $250,000 would also increase from the current 4.95% flat tax.
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PASSED: 1-190 legalizes the sale of recreational marijuana for adult residents 21 and older and taxes those sales at 20% of the retail price.
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PASSED: Question 1 amends the state constitution to legalize the recreational use of marijuana for adults 21 and older. Sales would be subject to the state’s 6.625% sales tax, but local governments could enact an additional 2% tax.
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PASSED: Measure 108 raises the tax on cigarettes from $1.33 to $3.33 per pack, doubles the tax cap on cigars to $1 per cigar and allows for a new state tax on vaping products equal to 65% of the wholesale price.
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PASSED: Amendment A legalizes the use of marijuana for those 21 and older and imposes an excise tax of 15% on those sales.
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