News Release
For Immediate Release
March 14, 2018
NR 18-13
Contact: Office of Public Affairs

California Department of Tax and Fee Administration
Announces New Sales and Use Tax Rates Operative April 1, 2018

Sacramento – The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) reminds Californians that new sales and use tax rates will take effect April 1, 2018. The new rates are a result of voter-approved initiatives. The tax rate changes listed below apply only within the indicated city or county limits.

Citywide Tax Rate Increases Old Rate New Rate
Burlingame (San Mateo County) 8.75% 9.00%
Farmersville (Tulare County) 8.25% 8.75%
Hawthorne (Los Angeles County) 9.50% 10.25%
Larkspur (Marin County) 8.75% 9.00%
Palm Springs (Riverside County) 8.75% 9.25%
Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara County) 7.75% 8.75%
Vacaville (Solano County) 7.625% 8.125%
Woodlake (Tulare County) 7.75% 8.75%
Countywide Tax Rate Increase Old Rate New Rate
Mendocino (the rate applies in all areas within the county other than in the cities listed below) 7.375% 7.875%
Fort Bragg 8.375% 8.875%
Point Arena 7.875% 8.375%
Ukiah 8.375% 8.875%
Willits 7.875% 8.375%
Citywide Tax Rate Decreases Old Rate New Rate
La Mirada (Los Angeles County) 10.25% 9.50%
Nevada City (Nevada County) 8.75% 8.375%

Two other existing district taxes were extended by voters in November 2017. Stanislaus County’s 0.125 percent tax, set to expire in June 30, 2018, is extended until June 30, 2030. The City of El Monte’s (Los Angeles County) 0.50 percent tax, set to expire March 31, 2019, is extended until March 31, 2029.

To find the correct rate for your home or business location, visit and click the Tax & Fee Rates button. Please note that the new rates will not be available online until April 1, 2018, when they take effect.

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.