Sales Tax Rate In $locality California 2020 Santa Monica, California Sales Tax

Local Sales Tax - Santa Monica



2020 Santa Monica sales tax
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Tax Jurisdiction Sales Tax
California State Sales Tax 6.00%
County Sales Tax 0.25%
Santa Monica Sales Tax 1.00%
Special Sales Tax 3.00%
Combined Sales Tax 10.00% [Is this data incorrect?]

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The Santa Monica, California sales tax is 10.00% , consisting of 6.00% California state sales tax and 4.00% Santa Monica local sales taxes.The local sales tax consists of a 0.25% county sales tax, a 1.00% city sales tax and a 3.00% special district sales tax (used to fund transportation districts, local attractions, etc).

  • The Santa Monica Sales Tax is collected by the merchant on all qualifying sales made within Santa Monica
  • Groceries are exempt from the Santa Monica and California state sales taxes
  • Santa Monica collects a 4% local sales tax, the maximum local sales tax allowed under California law
  • Santa Monica has a higher sales tax than 100% of California's other cities and counties

Santa Monica California Sales Tax Exemptions

SANTA MONICA - Local sales tax map

In most states, essential purchases like medicine and groceries are exempted from the sales tax or eligible for a lower sales tax rate. Santa Monica doesn't collect sales tax on purchases of most groceries. Certain purchases, including alcohol, cigarettes, and gasoline, may be subject to additional California state excise taxes in addition to the sales tax.

Note that in some areas, items like alcohol and prepared food (including restaurant meals and some premade supermarket items) are charged at a higher sales tax rate than general purchases. California's sales tax rates for commonly exempted categories are listed below. Some rates might be different in Santa Monica.

Groceries:TAX EXEMPT Clothing:11.5% Prepared Food:11.5% Prescription Drugs:4% Non-Prescription Drugs:4%

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All merchants operating in Santa Monica must automatically calculate the sales tax due on each purchase made and include it in separately in the receipt. Goods bought for resale or other business use may be exempted from the sales tax. If you purchase goods online or through the mail and do not pay any sales tax, you are expected to pay use tax to the California Franchise Tax Board. For more details, see the California sales tax.

Santa Monica Sales Tax Region ZIP Codes

The Santa Monica sales tax region partially or fully covers 8 zip codes in California. Remember that ZIP codes do not necessarily match up with municipal and tax region borders, so some of these zip codes may overlap with other nearby tax districts. You can find sales taxes by zip code in California here

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