Sales Tax Rate In $locality California 2016 Ventura County, California Sales Tax

Local Sales Tax - Ventura County



2016 Ventura County sales tax
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Tax Jurisdiction Sales Tax
California State Sales Tax 6.50%
Ventura County Sales Tax 1.00%
City Sales Tax N/A
Special Sales Tax N/A
Combined Sales Tax 7.50% [Is this data incorrect?]

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The Ventura County, California sales tax is 7.50% , the same as the California state sales tax. While many other states allow counties and other localities to collect a local option sales tax, California does not permit local sales taxes to be collected.

  • The Ventura County Sales Tax is collected by the merchant on all qualifying sales made within Ventura County
  • Groceries are exempt from the Ventura County and California state sales taxes
  • Ventura County collects a 1% local sales tax, the maximum local sales tax allowed under California law
  • Ventura County has a lower sales tax than 82.6% of California's other cities and counties

Ventura County California Sales Tax Exemptions

VENTURA COUNTY - 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. Ventura County 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 Ventura County.

Groceries:TAX EXEMPT Clothing:8.5% Prepared Food:8.5% Prescription Drugs:1% Non-Prescription Drugs:1%

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All merchants operating in Ventura County 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.

Ventura County Sales Tax Region ZIP Codes

The Ventura County sales tax region partially or fully covers 37 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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