California Voters Embrace Sales Tax Hikes
- Nov 9, 2015 | Gail Cole
A number of California local sales tax measures were approved on November 3, 2015.
- Voters in Dunsmuir (Siskiyou County) have given the green light to a local transactions and use tax. Measure P increases sales tax by 0.5%.
- In Greenfield, voters approved two local sales tax measures. Measure V extends an existing 1% local sales tax (removing the previous 2017 sunset date) and Measure W authorizes the levy of an additional 0.75% sales tax. With the passage of both measures, the total rate of sales tax in Greenfield is 9.275%, “effective immediately.”
- In Hercules, voters approved a continuation of the local 0.5% sales and use tax. Previously set to expire October 2016, Measure B retains the tax “until such time as the City Council… determines that it is no longer necessary….”
- Voters in Novato (Marin County) approved an extension of the local sales tax previously set to expire in 2015. Measure C also reduces the existing 0.5% sales tax to 0.25%, effective immediately.
Yet Californians did not universally approve local sales tax hikes; voters in Modesto rejected Measure G, a general sales tax measure that would have increased sales tax by 0.5% for eight years.
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