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California state sales tax rate to decrease in 2017


 The statewide sales tax rate in California.

The statewide sales tax rate in California increased from 7.25% to 7.5% on January 1, 2013, due to the approval of Proposition 30. The rate increase was temporary, set to expire after four years. Accordingly, the statewide sales tax rate will drop back to 7.25% effective January 1, 2017.

Learn more about Proposition 30 here. Additional information about the January state sales tax rate decrease is available here.

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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.