News Release
For Immediate Release
September 13, 2018
NR 18-51
Contact: Office of Public Affairs
916-327-8988

California Department of Tax and Fee Administration
Announces New Sales and Use Tax Rates Operative October 1, 2018

Sacramento – The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) reminds Californians that new sales and use tax rates will take effect October 1, 2018. The new rates are a result of voter-approved initiatives. The tax rate changes listed below apply only within the indicated city or county limits.

Citywide Tax Rate Increases Old Rate New Rate
Chula Vista (San Diego County) 8.25% 8.75%
Corte Madera (Marin County) 8.75% 9.00%
Grass Valley (Nevada County) 8.00% 8.50%
Huntington Park (Los Angeles County) 9.50% 10.25%
Kingsburg (Fresno County) 7.975% 8.975%
Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz County) 9.00% 9.25%

Voters of El Segundo in Los Angeles County approved a 0.75 percent district tax that will only be implemented if Los Angeles County proposes a new district tax measure. We will notify you separately if the El Segundo 0.75 percent district tax is implemented including what the new tax rate will be and the effective date.

To find the correct tax rate for your home or business location, visit our Find a Sales and Use Tax Rate by Address webpage. Please note that the new rates will not be available online until October 1, 2018, when they take effect.

Notes

  1. The Town of Corte Madera increased its existing tax of 0.50 percent to 0.75 percent and extended the expiration date indefinitely, for a net increase of 0.25 percent in the total tax rate.
  2. The City of Grass Valley increased its existing tax of 0.50 percent to 1.00 percent and extended the expiration date indefinitely, for a net increase of 0.50 percent in the total tax rate.

Note: This news release may discuss complex tax laws and concepts. It may not address every situation, and is not considered written advice that may be relied on, pursuant to California Code of Regulations, title 18, sections 1705 and 4902. Changes in tax law or regulations may have occurred since the time this news release was written. If there is a conflict between the text of this news release and the law, decisions will be based upon the law and not this news release. For specific help, please contact the CDTFA at 1-800-400-7115.