Kern County California Sales Tax Rate 2021 California Sales Tax Rates: Kern County


Kern County, California Sales Tax Rate 2021 Up to 8.25%

The Kern County Sales Tax is 0.25%

A county-wide sales tax rate of 0.25% is applicable to localities in Kern County, in addition to the 6% California sales tax.

Some cities and local governments in Kern County collect additional local sales taxes, which can be as high as 2%.

Here's how Kern County's maximum sales tax rate of 8.25% compares to other counties around the United States:

  •   Lower maximum sales tax than 57% of California counties
  •   Higher maximum sales tax than 78% of counties nationwide
Last updated October 2021

Tax Rates By City in Kern County, California

The total sales tax rate in any given location can be broken down into state, county, city, and special district rates. California has a 6% sales tax and Kern County collects an additional 0.25%, so the minimum sales tax rate in Kern County is 6.25% (not including any city or special district taxes). This table shows the total sales tax rates for all cities and towns in Kern County, including all local taxes.

City Sales Tax Rate Tax Jurisdiction
Bakersfield 8.25% Bakersfield
Bakersfield 7.25% Kern County
Delano 8.25% Delano
Ridgecrest 8.25% Ridgecrest
Tehachapi 7.25% Kern County
Arvin 8.25% Arvin
Wasco 8.25% Wasco
Rosamond 7.25% Kern County
Shafter 7.25% Kern Co Local Tax Sl
Lamont 7.25% Kern County
Taft 7.25% Taft
Mc Farland 7.25% Mcfarland
California City 7.25% California City
Lake Isabella 7.25% Kern County
Frazier Park 7.25% Kern County
Mojave 7.25% Kern County
Edwards 7.25% Kern County
Lost Hills 7.25% Kern County
Buttonwillow 7.25% Kern County
Tehachapi 7.25% Tehachapi
Inyokern 7.25% Kern County
Pine Mountain Club 7.25% Kern County
Wofford Heights 7.25% Kern County
Kernville 7.25% Kern County
Boron 7.25% Kern County
Bodfish 7.25% Kern County
Weldon 7.25% Kern County
Maricopa 7.25% Maricopa
Caliente 7.25% Kern County
Keene 7.25% Kern County
Onyx 7.25% Kern County
Woody 7.25% Kern County
Edison 7.25% Kern County
Tupman 7.25% Kern County
Fellows 7.25% Kern County
Randsburg 7.25% Kern County
Glennville 7.25% Kern County
Mc Kittrick 7.25% Kern County
Johannesburg 7.25% Kern County

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Kern County, California has a maximum sales tax rate of 8.25% and an approximate population of 557,256.

Sales tax rates in Kern County are determined by twelve different tax jurisdictions, Kern County, Taft, Arvin, Wasco, Delano, Kern Co Local Tax Sl, Maricopa, Tehachapi, Mcfarland, Ridgecrest, Bakersfield and California City.

  Back to California Sales Tax Handbook Sales tax rates for Kern County are current as of October 2021
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