News Release
For Immediate Release
January 26, 2023
NR 23-01
Contact: Yating Campbell
Office of Public Affairs

Fourth Quarter 2022 Cash Receipts Report Available
$20.1 Billion in Sales and Use Tax Payments Received

Sacramento – The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration’s (CDTFA) fourth quarter 2022 (4Q22) interactive online report provides a glimpse of how various industries are performing each month by tracking the amount of sales and use tax payments made to the department by economic sector.

CDTFA received $20.1 billion in sales and use tax payments during 4Q22, up 6.5 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2021 (4Q21). As of January 1, 2023, CDTFA received $79.4 billion in sales and use tax payments in all of 2022.

The following is a sample of the changes in tax receipts by industry:

Select Industry Highlights Payments Received 4Q22 Percent change 4Q21 to 4Q22
Household goods repair and maintenance $242,778,412 18.7%
Food services and drinking places $2,356,689,920 8.0%
Motor vehicle and parts dealers $2,255,274,368 1.4%
Building materials and garden equipment and supplies $1,105,874,762 0.1%
Clothing and clothing accessories stores $1,089,771,278 -0.3%
Health and personal care stores $391,850,467 -1.0%
Gasoline stations $650,662,747 -4.3%
Furniture and home furnishings stores $355,031,479 -5.9%

CDTFA’s sales and use tax report of monthly payments reported by industry, available on the Open Data Portal, provides a look at more than 20 industries. The report includes payments received with tax returns, late payments from previous quarters, payments made towards audit liabilities, prepayments on specified accounts, and installment payments made by taxpayers under a payment plan. It does not include payments of use tax to the Department of Motor Vehicles for the purchase of vehicles or vessels.

Users can create customized reports to find monthly or quarterly information, sales and use tax amounts paid to the department by industry, and the percent change by a specific industry from year to year. Also available are helpful data visualization tools, such as bar charts and graphs showing seasonally adjusted trends in a particular industry and more.

The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) administers California's sales and use, fuel, tobacco, alcohol, cannabis taxes, and various other taxes and fees that fund specific state programs. CDTFA-administered programs accounted for more than $91 billion last fiscal year, supporting essential local services such as transportation, public safety and health, libraries, schools, social services, and natural resource management programs through the distribution of tax dollars going directly to local communities.