California Local Sales & Use Tax Rates Change

Posted on March 13, 2012

State Board of Equalization announced local sales and use tax rate increases

The California State Board of Equalization has announced increases to a number of local sales and use tax rates effective October 1, 2012.

Of the eight counties listed, all experienced an increase in rates.  Rate changes ranged from 0.25% to 1% compared to the old rates.  
California SBE Special Tax Notice Number L-321, dated 9/1/2012, details the jurisdictions and their new rates.  Additionally, Solano County extended its present tax rate through September 30, 2030.  Stanislaus County extended it current tax rate through June 30, 2018.

What are the Rates? 
Area                                                        New Acronym    New Code    Old Rate    New Rate
City of Hercules (Contra Costa County)       HTGT               286              8.25%       8.75%
City of Pittsburg (Contra Costa County)       PPTG               288              8.25%       8.75%
City of San Pablo (Contra Costa County)    SPGT                290              8.25%       8.75%
City of Ridgecrest (Kern County)                RTGT                291              7.25%       8.00%
City of Greenfield (Monterey County)          GFGT                293              7.25%       8.25%
City of Soledad (Monterey County)             STEG                292              7.25%       8.25%
City of Santa Maria (St.Barbara County)     SMAG                295              7.75%      8.00%
City of Sonoma (Sonoma County)              SOGT                 297              8.00%      8.50%
                
Notes:                
Solano County extended its existing rate through September 30, 2030        
Stanislaus County extended its existing rate through June 30, 2018        

Where is the Full Publication?
For more information regarding California SBE Special Tax Notice Number L-321, go to www.boe.ca.gov.