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California sales tax rate changes, October 2017


 Local tax rates in California.

Numerous sales and use tax rate changes are scheduled to take effect in California on Oct. 1, 2017.

City tax rate changes

  • Corcoran (Kings County): up 1% to 8.25%
  • Lindsay (Tulare County): up 1% to 8.75%
  • San Pablo (Contra Costa County): down 0.25% to 8.75%
  • Seaside (Monterey County): up 0.5% to 9.25%

County tax rate changes

The rate in Los Angeles County is increasing by 0.25% due to the passage of Measure H, which will raise revenue for homeless services and prevention programs throughout the county. This will bring the rate in unincorporated Los Angeles County and incorporated cities lacking a district tax to 9.5%. See the California State Board of Equalization for a list of affected cities.

The Los Angeles County rate increase also affects the following cities (listed with new rates):

  • Avalon: 10%
  • Commerce: 10%
  • Culver City: 10%
  • Downey: 10%
  • El Monte: 10%
  • Inglewood: 10%
  • San Fernando: 10%
  • South El Monte: 10%

Rates in Compton, La Mirada, Long Beach, Lynwood, Pico Rivera, Santa Monica, and South Gate, which are also in Los Angeles County, will not increase because they are already at the maximum combined district rate of 10.25%. In the event a local tax in any of these cities expires or is repealed, the 0.25% rate increase imposed by Measure H will kick in. Measure H is set to expire Sept. 30, 2027.

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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.