California Sales & Use Tax Rate Decrease Effective July 1, 2011

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Effective July 1, 2011, the one percent sales and use tax rate increase that was approved with the California state budget effective April 1, 2009, will expire, lowering the overall rate from 8.25 percent to 7.25 percent.  If you live in an area where there are voter-approved district taxes, the total tax rate related to sales and purchases will be the base tax rate of 7.25 percent plus the applicable district tax.

See the California State Board of Equalization’s notice for more information: http://www.boe.ca.gov/news/pdf/l277.pdf

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