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Will California Allow Higher Local Sales Tax Rates?


 This could be local sales tax rates in California.

Lawmakers in California are currently considering legislation that could increase the maximum local sales tax rate by 1%.

Under current law, cities and counties may “levy a transactions and use tax for general purposes, … including a requirement that the combined rate of all taxes imposed in accordance with that law in the county not exceed 2%.”

Assembly Bill 464 seeks to grant specifically authorized other local governmental entities the same right. It also would “increase that maximum combined rate to 3%.”

Find accurate local sales tax rates for all states with this free sales tax rate map.

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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.