News Release

Contact: Office of Public Affairs
For Immediate Release
October, 2016
NR 80-16-G

Know Your Sales Tax Rate: New Sales and Use Tax Rates Effective October 1, 2016 Tax Extensions and Increases to Take Place in Six Areas

Sacramento –The California State Board of Equalization (BOE) reminds Californians that new sales and use tax rates took effect on October 1, 2016, as a result of voter-approved initiatives in several cities.

Voters approved sales and use tax rate increases in five California cities: Compton, Corning, Isleton, Marysville, and San Jose. Additionally, voters recently approved an extension of the existing district tax in the city of Pittsburg. The tax rate changes listed below apply only within the indicated city limits. No other counties or cities will be impacted.

To find the tax rate in your area, visit the BOE website and click on the Find a Sales Tax Rate by Address link to find the tax rate for a specific address.

For more information on city and county tax rates, including help for consumers who have been overcharged, you may visit our Know Your Tax Rate webpage. You may also call our Customer Service Center at 1-800-400-7115 (TTY:711) to inquire about your local tax rates. Representatives are available weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time), except state holidays.

The voter-approved extension and new sales and use tax rates effective October 1, 2016, are as follows:
Cities with New Tax Rates Old
Compton (Los Angeles County) 9.00% 10.00%
Corning (Tehama County) 7.50% 8.00%
Isleton (Sacramento County) 8.00% 8.50%
Marysville (Yuba County) 7.50% 8.50%
San Jose (Santa Clara County) 8.75% 9.00%
Cities with Current Tax Rates Extended Tax Rate New End Date
Pittsburg (Contra Costa County) 9.00% 6-30-35

Chairwoman Fiona Ma, CPA, was elected to the Board of Equalization in November 2014, to represent the Second Equalization District. She represents 9.5 million residents in many of California's coastal counties, from Del Norte to Santa Barbara, including the entire San Francisco Bay Area. Ms. Ma served in the California State Assembly from 2006 to 2012, serving as the first Asian woman Assembly Speaker pro Tempore. While in the Assembly, Ms. Ma focused on improving California, authoring legislation to create jobs and grow the state's economy. As an Executive Board Member of the National Conference of State Legislators, she worked to keep California's economy competitive with other states. Ms. Ma has been a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in California since 1992. For more information, visit Ms. Ma's Web page.

George Runner represents the State Board of Equalization's First District and is a leading advocate for California taxpayers. Prior to being elected to the BOE, Runner served in the State Legislature where he authored California's Amber Alert and Blue Alert. As a member of the Senate Revenue and Taxation committee, he led the fight against tax increases and supported tax relief for all Californians. A thoughtful conservative, Runner's priorities include improving the economy, business growth, education excellence, and public safety for all Californians.

The five-member California State Board of Equalization (BOE) is a publicly elected tax board. The BOE collects $60.5 billion annually in taxes and fees, supporting state and local government services. It hears business tax appeals, acts as the appellate body for franchise and personal income tax appeals, and serves a significant role in the assessment and administration of property taxes. For more information on other taxes and fees in California, visit the California Tax Service Center.

Note: This news release may discuss complex tax laws and concepts. It may not address every situation, and is not considered written advice under Revenue and Taxation Code section 6596. Changes in 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 BOE at 1-800-400-7115.