Tax Rates for San Ramon, Contra Costa, CA

Sales Tax
San Ramon City Sales Tax0.0%
Contra Costa County Sales Tax2.25%
California State Sales Tax6.0%
Combined Sales Tax8.25%
Property Tax
Contra Costa County Property Tax1.155%
California State Property Tax0.0%
Income Tax
Local Income Tax0%
California State Income Tax1% (<$7,850) to 13.30% (> $1m)


Sales Tax in San Ramon, 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 2.25% on top of California's 6% base makes San Ramon one of the more expensive cities to shop in, with 1320 out of 1782 cities having a sales tax rate this low or lower.

Property Tax in Contra Costa County

Contra Costa County has one of the higher property tax rates in the state, at around 1.155%. 49 out of 58 counties have lower property tax rates. 7 counties have higher tax rates. Note that 1.155% 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

Tahoma, Placer, CA

Imperial, Imperial, CA

Cross Roads, San Bernardino, CA

Stinson Beach, Marin, CA

Norco, Riverside, CA

Salisbury, Herkimer, NY

Fenton, Broome, NY

Banta, San Joaquin, CA

Whitehall, Washington, NY

Foster City, San Mateo, CA

Ohio, Herkimer, NY

Barton, Tioga, NY

Dunsmuir, Siskiyou, CA

Big Pine, Inyo, CA

Minisink, Orange, NY

Nassau, Rensselaer, NY

Catharine, Schuyler, NY

Janesville, Lassen, CA

Byron, Contra Costa, CA

Mountain Pass, San Bernardino, CA

Pond, Kern, CA

Groton, Tompkins, NY

Willow Ranch, Modoc, CA

Dogtown, Marin, CA

Lake Forest, Orange, CA

Nubieber, Lassen, CA

Rowland Heights, Los Angeles, CA

Callicoon, Sullivan, NY

Sherburne, Chenango, NY

University, Santa Barbara, CA

Aguanga, Riverside, CA

Neversink, Sullivan, NY

Kendall, Orleans, NY

Duane, Franklin, NY

Holmes, Humboldt, CA

Westlake Village (Thousand Oaks), Ventura, CA

Ogden, Monroe, NY

Bel Air Estates (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

New Berlin, Chenango, NY

Taft, Kern, CA

Alfred, Allegany, NY

Angwin, Napa, CA

Veteran's Hospital (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

Santa Clara, Franklin, NY

Alberhill (Lake Elsinore), Riverside, CA

Shaver Lake, Fresno, CA

Empire, Stanislaus, CA

Redlands, San Bernardino, CA

Dresden, Washington, NY

Unadilla, Otsego, NY

Palermo, Butte, CA

Naval (Port Hueneme), Ventura, CA

Frankfort, Herkimer, NY

Laurens, Otsego, NY

Bombay Beach, Imperial, CA

Oakley, Contra Costa, CA

Tioga, Tioga, NY

New Idria, San Benito, CA

Cedar, Los Angeles, CA

Brutus, Cayuga, NY

Stevinson, Merced, CA

Chautauqua, Chautauqua, NY

Valley Springs, Calaveras, CA

Oro Grande, San Bernardino, CA

Hopkinton, St Lawrence, NY

Locke, Cayuga, NY

Mecca, Riverside, CA

Tyre, Seneca, NY

Lost Hills, Kern, CA

Summit City, Shasta, CA

Ocotillo Wells, San Diego, CA

Martell, Amador, CA

East Otto, Cattaraugus, NY

Emerald Hills (Redwood City), San Mateo, CA

Yorba Linda, Orange, CA

Eagle Rock (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

McKittrick, Kern, CA

Monterey Park, Los Angeles, CA

Lake City, Nevada, CA

Milo, Yates, NY

Easton, Fresno, CA

Traver, Tulare, CA

Bear Valley, Mariposa, CA

Ross, Marin, CA

Rough and Ready, Nevada, CA

Pondosa, Siskiyou, CA

Feather Falls, Butte, CA

Newfane, Niagara, NY

Mayfield, Fulton, NY

West Covina, Los Angeles, CA

Beacon, Dutchess, NY

Salem, Washington, NY

Palo Alto, Santa Clara, CA

Ramona, San Diego, CA

Redcrest, Humboldt, CA

Coeymans, Albany, NY

Topanga Park, Los Angeles, CA

Clear Creek, Siskiyou, CA

Pine Grove, Amador, CA

Honby, Los Angeles, CA

Halcott, Greene, NY

Watervliet, Albany, NY

Santa Monica, Los Angeles, CA

Korbel, Humboldt, CA

Visalia, Tulare, CA

Bellflower, Los Angeles, CA

Hartwick, Otsego, NY

Ossian, Livingston, NY

Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles, CA

Castle A.F.B., Merced, CA

Colonie, Albany, NY

Birds Landing, Solano, CA

North Gardena, Los Angeles, CA

Ben Lomond, Santa Cruz, CA

East Nicolaus, Sutter, CA

Nevada City, Nevada, CA

Harrietstown, Franklin, NY

Leggett, Mendocino, CA

Fairfax, Marin, CA

Waterford, Stanislaus, CA

Top Articles

Homeownership as an Investment

8 Individual Tax Breaks You Might Not Know About

Investing for Retirement

Is Marriage Good for Taxes?

8 Things That Can Affect Your Mortgage Rate

A Brief History of Credit Cards

8 Reasons Why Credit Cards are Better than Cash

Main Types of Investment Assets