Tax Rates for Gonzales, Monterey, CA

Sales Tax
Gonzales City Sales Tax0.5%
Monterey County Sales Tax1.75%
California State Sales Tax6.0%
Combined Sales Tax8.25%
Property Tax
Monterey County Property Tax1.095%
California State Property Tax0.0%
Income Tax
Local Income Tax0%
California State Income Tax1% (<$7,850) to 13.30% (> $1m)


Sales Tax in Gonzales, 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 Gonzales 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 Monterey County

Monterey County has one of the higher property tax rates in the state, at around 1.095%. 30 out of 58 counties have lower property tax rates. 26 counties have higher tax rates. Note that 1.095% 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

Idria, San Benito, CA

Encino (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

Amenia, Dutchess, NY

Cortlandt, Westchester, NY

Blossom Hill, Santa Clara, CA

Wheeler, Steuben, NY

Samoa, Humboldt, CA

Harpersfield, Delaware, NY

Nelson, Butte, CA

Chateaugay, Franklin, NY

Greenview, Siskiyou, CA

Clifton Park, Saratoga, NY

Los Olivos, Santa Barbara, CA

Berlin, Rensselaer, NY

Portola, Plumas, CA

Nevada City, Nevada, CA

Barton, Tioga, NY

Union Vale, Dutchess, NY

Independence, Allegany, NY

Valinda, Los Angeles, CA

Presidio of Monterey (Monterey), Monterey, CA

Salinas, Monterey, CA

Martinsburg, Lewis, NY

Tierrasanta (San Diego), San Diego, CA

Phelps, Ontario, NY

Wheatland, Monroe, NY

Pinetree, Los Angeles, CA

Burson, Calaveras, CA

Elk, Mendocino, CA

Le Grand (Also Legrand), Merced, CA

San Juan Capistrano, Orange, CA

Gilboa, Schoharie, NY

Lagunitas, Marin, CA

Leucadia (Encinitas), San Diego, CA

Del Rey, Fresno, CA

San Lorenzo, Alameda, CA

Thousand Oaks, Ventura, CA

Carmichael, Sacramento, CA

Huron, Fresno, CA

Squaw Valley, Fresno, CA

Cool, El Dorado, CA

Sacramento, Sacramento, CA

Pharsalia, Chenango, NY

Pomfret, Chautauqua, NY

Bell, Los Angeles, CA

Bodega, Sonoma, CA

Zamora, Yolo, CA

Amherst, Erie, NY

Hazard, Los Angeles, CA

Prather, Fresno, CA

Lodi, San Joaquin, CA

Honby, Los Angeles, CA

Butler, Wayne, NY

Brea, Orange, CA

Linnell, Tulare, CA

Parma, Monroe, NY

Central Valley, Shasta, CA

Ward, Allegany, NY

Spyrock, Mendocino, CA

Barrington, Los Angeles, CA

Buellton, Santa Barbara, CA

La Cresta Village, Kern, CA

Auburn, Placer, CA

Beacon, Dutchess, NY

Calistoga, Napa, CA

Lancaster, Erie, NY

Waverly, Franklin, NY

Crockett, Contra Costa, CA

Cheektowaga, Erie, NY

Schodack, Rensselaer, NY

Baker, San Bernardino, CA

Naples, Ontario, NY

Greenville, Plumas, CA

Murray, Orleans, NY

San Carlos, San Mateo, CA

Belfast, Allegany, NY

Valley Ford, Sonoma, CA

St. Helena, Napa, CA

Hartland, Niagara, NY

Cornell, Los Angeles, CA

Charleston, Montgomery, NY

Kyburz, El Dorado, CA

La Verne, Los Angeles, CA

Helm, Fresno, CA

Norden, Nevada, CA

Twentynine Palms, San Bernardino, CA

Jerusalem, Yates, NY

Traver, Tulare, CA

Jolon, Monterey, CA

Fort Covington, Franklin, NY

San Carlos (San Diego), San Diego, CA

Bassett, Los Angeles, CA

Monrovia, Los Angeles, CA

Smithville, Chenango, NY

Penfield, Monroe, NY

Kernville, Kern, CA

Berkeley, Alameda, CA

Rutland, Jefferson, NY

Cortland, Cortland, NY

Jamul, San Diego, CA

Emerald Hills (Redwood City), San Mateo, CA

Lisle, Broome, NY

Exeter, Otsego, NY

Palm Tree, Orange, NY

Whispering Pines, Lake, CA

Owego, Tioga, NY

Salyer, Trinity, CA

Santa Rosa Valley, Ventura, CA

Root, Montgomery, NY

Cerritos, Los Angeles, CA

Claverack, Columbia, NY

Discovery Bay, Contra Costa, CA

Harrietstown, Franklin, NY

Cabrillo, Los Angeles, CA

Peninsula Village, Plumas, CA

Stinson Beach, Marin, CA

Savannah, Wayne, NY

Fairfield, Solano, CA

Broderick (West Sacramento), Yolo, CA

Farmington, Ontario, NY

Top Articles

8 Individual Tax Breaks You Might Not Know About

Homeownership as an Investment

Main Types of Investment Assets

Is Marriage Good for Taxes?

8 Things That Can Affect Your Mortgage Rate

8 Reasons Why Credit Cards are Better than Cash

Investing for Retirement

A Brief History of Credit Cards