Statewide Base Tax Rate Decreases from 8.25% to 7.25%

Effective July 1, 2011, the one percent sales and use tax rate increase that was approved with the state budget and effective April 1, 2009, will expire 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.

  • For a current listing of the California City and County Sales and Use Tax Rates visit www.boe.ca.gov/sutax/pam71.htm;
  • See Publication 71, California City and County Sales and Use Tax Rates;
  • View the entire Special Notice at the BOE’s website;
  • Call the Taxpayer Information Section at (800) 400-7115 (TTY: 711) 800-735-2929.

Please note, if legislative action occurs which results in an extension of the 8.25% statewide base tax rate, updated tax rate information will be immediately available on the California City and County Sales and Use Tax Rates page of the BOE’s website.