California sales tax changes July 1, 2017
- Sales Tax Rate Changes
- Apr 28, 2017 | Gail Cole
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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