California: Sales Tax Handbook
2021 List of California Local Sales Tax Rates
Lowest sales tax (7.25%) Highest sales tax (10.5%)
California has state sales tax of 6%, and allows local governments to collect a local option sales tax of up to 3.5%. There are a total of 512 local tax jurisdictions across the state, collecting an average local tax of 2.445%. Click here for a larger sales tax map, or here for a sales tax table.
Combined with the state sales tax, the highest sales tax rate in California is 10.5% in the city of Santa Fe Springs.Last updated May 2021
California County-Level Sales Taxes
In the map of California above, the 58 counties in California are colorized based on the maximum sales tax rate that occurs within that county. Counties marked with a in the list below have a county-level sales tax. You can also download a California sales tax rate database.
California City and Locality Sales Taxes
Cities or towns marked with an have a local city-level sales tax, potentially in addition to additional local government sales taxes. Click on any city name for the applicable local sales tax rates.
California Sales Tax Rates by Zip Code:
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