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, 2017||Old Rate||New 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 Avalon||9.25%||9.75%|
|City of Commerce||9.25%||9.75%|
|City of Compton||9.75%||10.25%|
|City of Culver City||9.25%||9.75%|
|City of Downey||9.25%||9.75%|
|City of El Monte||9.25%||9.75%|
|City of Inglewood||9.25%||9.75%|
|City of La Mirada||9.75%||10.25%|
|City of Long Beach||9.75%||10.25%|
|City of Lynwood||9.75%||10.25%|
|City of Pico Rivera||9.75%||10.25%|
|City of San Fernando||9.25%||9.75%|
|City of Santa Monica||9.75%||10.25%|
|City of South El Monte||9.25%||9.75%|
|City of South Gate||9.75%||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.