For those of you not in California…
The Associated Press: California sales tax rises to almost 9 percent
Californians will start feeling the pain of the recently negotiated state budget fix on Wednesday, when a 1-percent increase in the state sales tax will force consumers to pay more for goods such as cars, furniture, laptops and toys.
Starting Wednesday, California’s sales tax will rise to 6 percent, bringing the average local sales tax rate to almost 9 percent ? one of the highest in the nation.
For me, in my area, that comes out to 9.5% – a little less if I shop in San Diego proper (8.75%) Find out about your area by visiting the Board of Equalization web site
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4 thoughts on “California sales tax rises to almost 9 percent”
I believe the phrase is “Boo Frickin’ Hoo” :p
Sales Tax in Canada – which to say nothing of Income Tax (Oh wait, I guess I just did)
Of course, we get a lot of stuff “free” so there’s that to consider.
It’s the price for the weather here.
Got the quote (From Dr Evil) wrong.
But I found it — so it’s now here XD
(Wow. That imbeds well – if you leave it for a second anyway)
@ Debby, that doesn’t explain why Victorville is 8.750 % and Bakersfield is 8.250 %
@Adonis, that’s thanks to the Anarchy Media Player plugin. It’s seldom used but great when it is.