California sales tax rates

Rates updated monthly

California sales tax range for 2024

7.25%–10.25%

Base state sales tax rate

6.0%

Mandatory local rate

1.25%

Local rate range*

0.15%–3%

Total rate range

7.25%–10.25%

*Rates are rounded to the nearest hundredth. Due to varying local sales tax rates, we strongly recommend our lookup and calculator tools on this page for the most accurate rates.

Sales tax rate lookup and sales tax item calculator

Look up the current rate for a specific address using the same geolocation technology that powers the Avalara AvaTax rate calculation engine.
 

Tax rates can vary within a county, a city, or even a ZIP code. Using a street address helps to ensure more accurate rates and calculations when compared to relying on broader geographic indicators.

 

*Rates are rounded to the nearest hundredth.

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California tax jurisdiction breakdown

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Automate your calculations

AvaTax offers street-level precision at the point of sale, eliminating the need to look up rates or maintain a database. Rate updates are pushed to your system automatically, based on the latest jurisdiction rules and regulations.

California sales tax overview

The California (CA) state sales tax rate is 7.25%. This rate is made up of a base rate of 6%, plus a mandatory local rate of 1.25% that goes directly to city and county tax authorities. Depending on local sales tax jurisdictions, the total tax rate can be as high as 10.25%.

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