Tax Rates for Helm, Fresno, CA

Sales Tax
Helm City Sales Tax0.0%
Fresno County Sales Tax1.975%
California State Sales Tax6.0%
Combined Sales Tax7.975%
Property Tax
Fresno County Property Tax1.164%
California State Property Tax0.0%
Income Tax
Local Income Tax0.0%
California State Income Tax1% (<$7,850) to 13.30% (> $1m)


Sales Tax in Helm, CA

While the State of California only charges a 6% sales tax, there's also a state mandated 1.25% local rate, bringing the minimum sales tax rate in the state up to 7.25%.

A combined city and county sales tax rate of 1.975% on top of California's 6% base makes Helm one of the more expensive cities to shop in, with 1187 out of 1782 cities having a sales tax rate this low or lower.

Property Tax in Fresno County

Fresno County has one of the higher property tax rates in the state, at around 1.164%. 52 out of 58 counties have lower property tax rates. 5 counties have higher tax rates. Note that 1.164% is an effective tax rate estimate. Actual property tax rates vary slightly from property to property within cities and counties due to special property tax boundaries.

California has one of the lowest property tax rates in the country, thanks primarily to Proposition 13, a 1978 amendment to California's Constitution. Proposition 13 limits property taxes (which are determined by local governments) to at most 1% of the property's cash value. In addition, annual increases due to property value appreciation are limited to 2% per year. A property's value can only be reassessed for tax purposes if the property changes owners or if there is construction done to the property. Despite the 1% ad valorem tax limit, almost all effective property tax rates in California actually end up exceeding 1%. How can that happen? Proposition 13 allows local governments to charge additional fixed amount special assessments. Those special assessments can be earmarked for anything from funding schools to mosquito abatement. Local governments are also allowed to sell taxpayer approved bonds, which are repaid by additional property taxes not subject to the 1% limit.

Income Tax in California

California is one of 36 states that don't have any local (city or county level) income taxes. It does, however, have the highest top tax bracket in the country of 13.3% on income over $1 million, as well as a pretty high effective rate for middle class workers.

Other Tax Rates in California

Hyampom, Trinity, CA

Opal Cliffs, Santa Cruz, CA

Lakewood, Los Angeles, CA

San Benito, San Benito, CA

White Pines, Calaveras, CA

Rumsey, Yolo, CA

Hamilton City, Glenn, CA

Mare Island (Vallejo), Solano, CA

Vernalis, San Joaquin, CA

Angwin, Napa, CA

El Macero, Yolo, CA

Palos Verdes/Peninsula, Los Angeles, CA

Colusa, Colusa, CA

Lakeview Terrace (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

Lost Hills, Kern, CA

Norco, Riverside, CA

Calpine, Sierra, CA

Aguanga, Riverside, CA

Verdugo City (Glendale), Los Angeles, CA

Olympic Valley, Placer, CA

Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA

Alderpoint, Humboldt, CA

Tuolumne, Tuolumne, CA

Orick, Humboldt, CA

Monterey Park, Los Angeles, CA

Edgemont (Moreno Valley), Riverside, CA

Hazard, Los Angeles, CA

Rio Linda, Sacramento, CA

Sherman Island, Sacramento, CA

Monterey, Monterey, CA

Etiwanda (Rancho Cucamonga), San Bernardino, CA

Linnell, Tulare, CA

Petaluma, Sonoma, CA

Whittier, Los Angeles, CA

Orcutt, Santa Barbara, CA

Milpitas, Santa Clara, CA

Clipper Mills, Butte, CA

Bay Point (formally West Pittsburg), Contra Costa, CA

Cherry Valley, Riverside, CA

Pine Valley, San Diego, CA

Coyote, Santa Clara, CA

Port Costa, Contra Costa, CA

Grand Terrace, San Bernardino, CA

San Juan Bautista, San Benito, CA

City of Industry, Los Angeles, CA

Bell Gardens, Los Angeles, CA

Holy City, Santa Clara, CA

Borrego Springs, San Diego, CA

Dinuba, Tulare, CA

Ione, Amador, CA

El Cerrito, Contra Costa, CA

Bouquet Canyon (Santa Clarita), Los Angeles, CA

South El Monte, Los Angeles, CA

Garey, Santa Barbara, CA

El Dorado, El Dorado, CA

Rolling Hills, Los Angeles, CA

Comptche, Mendocino, CA

Calexico, Imperial, CA

Summit, San Bernardino, CA

Big Bar, Trinity, CA

Top Articles

A Brief History of Credit Cards

Is Marriage Good for Taxes?

8 Reasons Why Credit Cards are Better than Cash

Homeownership as an Investment

8 Individual Tax Breaks You Might Not Know About

Main Types of Investment Assets

Investing for Retirement

8 Things That Can Affect Your Mortgage Rate