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California sales tax changes July 1, 2017

 The sales tax rate in Los Angeles will increase July 1.

April was a big month for local sales tax rate changes in California. Dozens of municipal rate changes took effect, as well as a half-dozen county rate changes. Fewer changes are set to take effect in July, but those that are will be noticed.

In Los Angeles County, the sales and use tax rate will increase by 0.50 percent and an existing 0.50 percent tax for LAMT will be extended indefinitely.

A soda tax in Oakland is set to take effect on July 1. The intent of the tax is to dissuade consumption and raise revenue to help “offset the extra costs borne by society for extra medical and dental care, waste, pollution and even greenhouse gases associated with the production of sugary drinks.”

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Sales tax rates, rules, and regulations change frequently. Although we hope you'll find this information helpful, this blog is for informational purposes only and does not provide legal or tax advice.
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.