California Sales Tax Rates for 2021/22

The State Sales Tax rate in California in 2021 is 7.5%. The actual Rate at which you pay Sales Tax in California will vary as the Sales Tax Rate in California is based on the following formula:

California State Sales Tax Formula

Sales Tax Rate = s + c + l + sr

Where:

  • s = California State Sales Tax Rate (7.5%)
  • c = County Sales Tax Rate
  • l = Local Sales Tax Rate
  • sr = Special Sales Tax Rate

So, whilst the Sales Tax Rate in California is 7.5%, you can actually pay anywhere between 7.25% and 10% depending on the local sales tax rate applied in the municipality.

Please select a specific location in California from the list below for specific California Sales Tax Rates for each location in 2021 or calculate the Sales Tax now using the California Sales Tax Calculator.

California State Sales Tax Rates