News Release
For Immediate Release
September 20, 2017
NR 17-14
Contact: Office of Public Affairs

LA County's Sales Tax for Homeless Services Takes Effect October 1, 2017

Sacramento – The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) reminds Californians that the Measure H Sales Tax for Homeless Services and Prevention, which was approved by voters on March 7, 2017, will go into effect on October 1, 2017, throughout Los Angeles County, with the following exceptions.

The .25 percent tax will not be imposed in the cities of Compton, La Mirada, Long Beach, Lynwood, Pico Rivera, Santa Monica, and South Gate because doing so would cause the rate in those cities to exceed the 10.25 percent maximum tax rate allowed under the law in Los Angeles County. If and when an existing tax in one of these cities expires, the Measure H tax will be imposed in that city immediately.

To find the correct rate for your home or business location, visit our website and click the Tax Rate button. Please note that the new rates will not be available until October 1, 2017, when they take effect.

Countywide Old Rate New Rate
Los Angeles County
The 9.50 tax rate applies to all unincorporated areas and incorporated cities that do not impose a district tax. Cities that currently impose a district tax are listed below. An asterisk (*) denotes the cities that are already at the 10.25% maximum rate.
9.25% 9.50%
Avalon 9.75% 10.00%
Commerce 9.75% 10.00%
Compton* 10.25% 10.25%
Culver City 9.75% 10.00%
Downey 9.75% 10.00%
El Monte 9.75% 10.00%
Inglewood 9.75% 10.00%
La Mirada* 10.25% 10.25%
Long Beach* 10.25% 10.25%
Lynwood* 10.25% 10.25%
Pico Rivera* 10.25% 10.25%
San Fernando 9.75% 10.00%
Santa Monica* 10.25% 10.25%
South El Monte 9.75% 10.00%
South Gate* 10.25% 10.25%

† Agoura Hills, Alhambra, Arcadia, Artesia, Azusa, Baldwin Park, Bell, Bell Gardens, Bellflower, Beverly Hills, Bradbury, Burbank, Calabasas, Carson, Cerritos, City of Industry, Claremont, Covina, Cudahy, Diamond Bar, Duarte, El Segundo, Gardena, Glendale, Glendora, Hawaiian Gardens, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Hidden Hills, Huntington Park, Irwindale, La Canada-Flintridge, La Habra Heights, La Puente, La Verne, Lakewood, Lancaster, Lawndale, Lomita, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Maywood, Monrovia, Montebello, Monterey Park, Norwalk, Palmdale, Palos Verdes Estates, Paramount, Pasadena, Pomona, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Rosemead, San Dimas, San Gabriel, San Marino, Santa Clarita, Santa Fe Springs, Sierra Madre, Signal Hill, South Pasadena, Temple City, Torrance, Vernon, View Park, Walnut, West Covina, West Hollywood, Westlake Village, and Whittier

Note: This news release may discuss complex tax laws and concepts. It may not address every situation, and is not considered written advice that may be relied on, pursuant to California Code of Regulations, title 18, sections 1705 and 4902. Changes in tax 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 CDTFA at 1-800-400-7115.