California Sales Tax on Medical Goods and Services California: Sales Tax Handbook


Are Medical Goods and Services subject to sales tax?

While California's sales tax generally applies to most transactions, certain items have special treatment in many states when it comes to sales taxes. This page describes the taxability of medical goods and services in California, including medical devices, medical services and medicines. To learn more, see a full list of taxable and tax-exempt items in California.

Medical Devices
In the state of California, a prescription is required.

Medical Services
Sales of medical services are exempt from the sales tax in California.

Sales of medicines are subject to sales tax in California.

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