July 06, 2011
Taxation Alerts

California Statewide Sales and Use Tax Rate to Decrease by 1%
by L. Randolph Harris

Effective July 1, 2011, the statewide sales and use tax rate will decrease lowering the statewide base tax rate from 8.25 percent to 7.25 percent.  In areas where there are voter-approved district taxes, the total tax rate related to sales and purchases will be the statewide base tax rate of 7.25 percent plus the applicable district tax.  Please see California State Board of Equalization's Special Notice for more details.
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