Sales Tax Increase 2017

I would like to share an increase on Sales Tax for the Los Angeles County starting July 1 st 2017 from the Board of Equalization.

Los Angeles County’s Sales Tax Rate Increases

Measure M – July 1, 2017

The half-cent sales tax increase approved by Los Angeles County voters in November 2016 – Measure M – will go into effect on July 1, 2017. The increase will apply to every city and unincorporated area of Los Angeles County, bringing the countywide sales and use tax rate to 9.25 percent.

Finally, a tax increase with a specific purpose; Measure M, the Los Angeles County Traffic Improvement Plan, proposes to improve freeway traffic flow and safety, repair streets and sidewalks, synchronize traffic signals, earthquake-retrofit bridges, expand public transit systems, create jobs, and keep fares affordable for seniors, students, and the disabled,” said Board of Equalization Member Jerome Horton.

Fifteen cities within Los Angeles County have special district taxes. The chart below lists the new tax rates for the cities of Avalon, Commerce, Compton, Culver City, Downey, El Monte, Inglewood, La Mirada, Long Beach, Lynwood, Pico Rivera, San Fernando, Santa Monica, South El Monte, and South Gate.

County/City with New Tax Rates as of July 1, 2017Old RateNew Rate
Los Angeles County (the 9.25 percent tax rate applies to all unincorporated areas and cities* that do not have district taxes)8.75%9.25%
City of Avalon9.25%9.75%
City of Commerce9.25%9.75%
City of Compton9.75%10.25%
City of Culver City9.25%9.75%
City of Downey9.25%9.75%
City of El Monte9.25%9.75%
City of Inglewood9.25%9.75%
City of La Mirada9.75%10.25%
City of Long Beach9.75%10.25%
City of Lynwood9.75%10.25%
City of Pico Rivera9.75%10.25%
City of San Fernando9.25%9.75%
City of Santa Monica9.75%10.25%
City of South El Monte9.25%9.75%
City of South Gate9.75%10.25%

* Agoura Hills, Alhambra, Arcadia, Artesia, Azusa, Baldwin Park, Bell, Bell Gardens, Bellflower, Beverly Hills, Bradbury, Burbank, Calabasas, Carson, Cerritos, City of Industry, Claremont, Covina, Cudahy, Diamond Bar, Duarte, El Segundo, Gardena, Glendale, Glendora, Hawaiian Gardens, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Hidden Hills, Huntington Park, Irwindale, La Canada-Flintridge, La Habra Heights, La Puente, La Verne, Lakewood, Lancaster, Lawndale, Lomita, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Maywood, Monrovia, Montebello, Monterey Park, Norwalk, Palmdale, Palos Verdes Estates, Paramount, Pasadena, Pomona, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Rosemead, San Dimas, San Gabriel, San Marino, Santa Clarita, Santa Fe Springs, Sierra Madre, Signal Hill, South Pasadena, Temple City, Torrance, Vernon, View Park, Walnut, West Covina, West Hollywood, Westlake Village, and Whittier

To find the correct tax rate for your area or business location, visit the BOE’s website and click the Find a SALES TAX RATE by Addressbutton, or visit the California City & County Sales and Use Tax Ratespage. (Please note: This new rate will not be available on the website until July 1, 2017.) You can also call the Customer Service Center at 1-800-400-7115. Customer service representatives are available to assist you weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Pacific time), except state holidays.

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