Tax Rates for Lake San Marcos, San Diego, CA

Sales Tax
Lake San Marcos City Sales Tax0.0%
San Diego County Sales Tax1.75%
California State Sales Tax6.0%
Combined Sales Tax7.75%
Property Tax
San Diego County Property Tax1.136%
California State Property Tax0.0%
Income Tax
Local Income Tax0%
California State Income Tax1% (<$7,850) to 13.30% (> $1m)

Source(s): http://www.boe.ca.gov

Sales Tax in Lake San Marcos, 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 1.75% on top of California's 6% base makes Lake San Marcos one of the more expensive cities to shop in, with 1117 out of 1782 cities having a sales tax rate this low or lower.

Property Tax in San Diego County

San Diego County has one of the higher property tax rates in the state, at around 1.136%. 45 out of 58 counties have lower property tax rates. 12 counties have higher tax rates. Note that 1.136% 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

Lawndale, Los Angeles, CA

Locke, Sacramento, CA

Hercules, Contra Costa, CA

Moraga, Contra Costa, CA

Eastvale, Riverside, CA

Lugo, Los Angeles, CA

Highland Park (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

Naval Supply Center (Oakland), Alameda, CA

Edwards, Kern, CA

Crowley Lake, Mono, CA

Groveland, Tuolumne, CA

Pumpkin Center, Kern, CA

Thornton, San Joaquin, CA

Kingsburg, Fresno, CA

Georgetown, El Dorado, CA

Fort Seward, Humboldt, CA

Harris, Humboldt, CA

Kerman, Fresno, CA

Carmel Valley, Monterey, CA

Plaster City, Imperial, CA

Sunol, Alameda, CA

Redcrest, Humboldt, CA

Campbell, Santa Clara, CA

Canyon Country (Santa Clarita), Los Angeles, CA

Cole, Los Angeles, CA

Cambrian Park, Santa Clara, CA

Studio City (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

Millville, Shasta, CA

Arbuckle, Colusa, CA

Sierraville, Sierra, CA

Highland, San Bernardino, CA

Moffett Field, Santa Clara, CA

East Porterville, Tulare, CA

L.A. Airport (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

Cedar Glen, San Bernardino, CA

Grand Terrace, San Bernardino, CA

Hollywood (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

Flinn Springs, San Diego, CA

Murphys, Calaveras, CA

Klamath, Del Norte, CA

Douglas Flat, Calaveras, CA

Phelan, San Bernardino, CA

Rio Del Mar, Santa Cruz, CA

La Cresta Village, Kern, CA

Milpitas, Santa Clara, CA

Fair Oaks, Sacramento, CA

Big Oak Flat, Tuolumne, CA

El Nido, Merced, CA

Tehama, Tehama, CA

Davis Creek, Modoc, CA

Winters, Yolo, CA

Foster City, San Mateo, CA

Graton, Sonoma, CA

Benton, Mono, CA

Larkfield, Sonoma, CA

Smithflat, El Dorado, CA

Raymond, Madera, CA

Middletown, Lake, CA

Oakhurst, Madera, CA

Visalia, Tulare, CA

Lawndale, Los Angeles, CA

Locke, Sacramento, CA

Hercules, Contra Costa, CA

Moraga, Contra Costa, CA

Eastvale, Riverside, CA

Lugo, Los Angeles, CA

Highland Park (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

Naval Supply Center (Oakland), Alameda, CA

Edwards, Kern, CA

Crowley Lake, Mono, CA

Groveland, Tuolumne, CA

Pumpkin Center, Kern, CA

Thornton, San Joaquin, CA

Kingsburg, Fresno, CA

Georgetown, El Dorado, CA

Fort Seward, Humboldt, CA

Harris, Humboldt, CA

Kerman, Fresno, CA

Carmel Valley, Monterey, CA

Plaster City, Imperial, CA

Sunol, Alameda, CA

Redcrest, Humboldt, CA

Campbell, Santa Clara, CA

Canyon Country (Santa Clarita), Los Angeles, CA

Cole, Los Angeles, CA

Cambrian Park, Santa Clara, CA

Studio City (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

Millville, Shasta, CA

Arbuckle, Colusa, CA

Sierraville, Sierra, CA

Highland, San Bernardino, CA

Moffett Field, Santa Clara, CA

East Porterville, Tulare, CA

L.A. Airport (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

Cedar Glen, San Bernardino, CA

Grand Terrace, San Bernardino, CA

Hollywood (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

Flinn Springs, San Diego, CA

Murphys, Calaveras, CA

Klamath, Del Norte, CA

Douglas Flat, Calaveras, CA

Phelan, San Bernardino, CA

Rio Del Mar, Santa Cruz, CA

La Cresta Village, Kern, CA

Milpitas, Santa Clara, CA

Fair Oaks, Sacramento, CA

Big Oak Flat, Tuolumne, CA

El Nido, Merced, CA

Tehama, Tehama, CA

Davis Creek, Modoc, CA

Winters, Yolo, CA

Foster City, San Mateo, CA

Graton, Sonoma, CA

Benton, Mono, CA

Larkfield, Sonoma, CA

Smithflat, El Dorado, CA

Raymond, Madera, CA

Middletown, Lake, CA

Oakhurst, Madera, CA

Visalia, Tulare, CA

Anza, Riverside, CA

Lagunitas, Marin, CA

Tipton, Tulare, CA

Cloverdale, Sonoma, CA

Whitmore, Shasta, CA

Fort Ord (Marina), Monterey, CA

Rio Dell, Humboldt, CA

Earlimart, Tulare, CA

Orange Cove, Fresno, CA

Nashville, El Dorado, CA

Cathedral City, Riverside, CA

Forest Glen, Trinity, CA

Woodacre, Marin, CA

Azusa, Los Angeles, CA

Ross, Marin, CA

Fortuna, Humboldt, CA

Knights Ferry, Stanislaus, CA

Hacienda Heights, Los Angeles, CA

Idria, San Benito, CA

Sultana, Tulare, CA

Lemoncove, Tulare, CA

Long Barn, Tuolumne, CA

Vincent, Los Angeles, CA

Pacific House, El Dorado, CA

Rimforest, San Bernardino, CA

Hilmar, Merced, CA

Woodland, Yolo, CA

Kernville, Kern, CA

Canoga Park (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

La Vina, Los Angeles, CA

Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, CA

Richmond, Contra Costa, CA

San Andreas, Calaveras, CA

Naval Air Station (Coronado), San Diego, CA

Watts, Los Angeles, CA

Hopland, Mendocino, CA

Piercy, Mendocino, CA

Costa Mesa, Orange, CA

Belvedere, Marin, CA

Tracy, San Joaquin, CA

Flournoy, Tehama, CA

Ravenna, Los Angeles, CA

Shasta, Shasta, CA

Gold River, Sacramento, CA

Tahoe City, Placer, CA

El Dorado, El Dorado, CA

Hornbrook, Siskiyou, CA

City of Industry, Los Angeles, CA

Newark, Alameda, CA

Burbank, Los Angeles, CA

Lamont, Kern, CA

Penryn, Placer, CA

Diablo, Contra Costa, CA

Geyserville, Sonoma, CA

Atascadero, San Luis Obispo, CA

Montara, San Mateo, CA

Tecopa, Inyo, CA

Death Valley Junction, Inyo, CA

Gridley, Butte, CA

Mineral King, Tulare, CA

Top Articles

Homeownership as an Investment

A Brief History of Credit Cards

8 Reasons Why Credit Cards are Better than Cash

8 Things That Can Affect Your Mortgage Rate

Is Marriage Good for Taxes?

Main Types of Investment Assets

8 Individual Tax Breaks You Might Not Know About

Investing for Retirement