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California: Possible Rate Change in January 2013


The California Board of Equalization has released a special notice announcing a possible statewide sales and use tax rate change. If California voters approve Proposition 30 next week, the statewide sales and use tax will increase by 0.25%, from the current rate of 7.25% to 7.5%. 

If approved, the new rate will be in effect from January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2016.

Proposition 30 also impacts some city and county voter-approved district taxes. If Proposition 30 is approved, a number of cities and counties will increase the district rate in addition to the statewide rate increase of 0.25%. These voter-approved hikes will not take effect if Proposition 30 fails.

Any changes to California tax rates caused by the November 6, 2012 elections will be announced here when known.

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.