SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Several Bay Area cities saw a Sales & Use tax hike go into effect on April 1.
The raise was approved by California voters in the Nov. 2020 election.
According to the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration, the state’s sales tax “applies to all retail sales of goods and merchandise except those sales specifically exempted by law.”
The use tax generally applies to the storage, use, or other consumption in California of goods purchased from retailers in transactions not subject to the sales tax.
Use tax may also apply to purchases shipped to a California consumer from another state, including purchases made by mail order, telephone, or Internet, the department said.
Contra Costa County is supposed to use the increased tax to fund “essential services including the regional hospital, community health centers, emergency response, safety-net services, early childhood services and protection of vulnerable populations,” according to ballot Measure X.
The county reported that 58.45% of voters checked yes to the increase.
Sonoma County and other Bay Area cities also voted yes. See the new rates below:
|Contra Costa County City||Old Rate||New Rate|
|Sonoma County City||Old Rate||New Rate|
|Del Norte County||7.500%||8.500%|
|Other Bay Area Cities||Old Rate||New Rate|
|City of Daly City (located in San Mateo County)||9.250%||9.750%|
|City of Milpitas (located in Santa Clara County)||9.000%||9.250%|
|City of Orinda (located in Contra Costa County)||8.750%||9.750%|
|City of Petaluma (located in Sonoma County)||8.250%||9.500%|
|City of San Rafael (located in Marin County)||9.000%||9.250%|
|City of Concord (located in Contra Costa County)||8.750%||9.750%|
You can see a list of all cities with tax increases in effect here.