The California state sales tax will increase by 0.25% for four years, beginning January 1, 2013, bringing the standard statewide rate to 7.5% (currently 7.25%). Be sure to watch out for Ventura county and your city’s tax increases as well.
The county and city taxes, referred to as “district taxes”, range from 0.125% to 1%. In some areas there is more than one district tax in effect. It is always best to double check the BOE website for the latest rates.
Click on “Tax Rates Effective October 1, 2012” or “New Tax Rates Effective January 1, 2013) for a list of cities and there corresponding tax rates.