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California: Local Tax Increases Authorized


 Bixby Bridge in Monterey County, California.

The County of San Mateo, California, is authorized with the enactment of Senate Bill 705 to impose a transactions and use tax of up to 0.5%. The Transportation Agency for Monterey County is also authorized to impose a transactions and use tax of up to 0.375%. These taxes may exceed, in combination with other specified taxes, the current combined tax cap of 2%.

Revenue generated by the taxes would fund countywide transportation programs. These provisions take effect January 1, 2016, and “would be repealed by their own terms on January 1, 2026, if an ordinance is not approved, as specified.”

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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.