Tax Rates for San Diego, San Diego, CA

Sales Tax
San Diego 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 Tax0.0%
California State Income Tax1% (<$7,850) to 13.30% (> $1m)

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

Sales Tax in San Diego, 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 San Diego 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

Shoshone, Inyo, CA

Alleghany, Sierra, CA

Live Oak , Santa Cruz, CA

Bonita, San Diego, CA

Manteca, San Joaquin, CA

Guerneville, Sonoma, CA

Winnetka (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

San Lorenzo, Alameda, CA

Artois, Glenn, CA

Silver Lake, Amador, CA

Orange, Orange, CA

Oroville, Butte, CA

Shandon, San Luis Obispo, CA

Fenner, San Bernardino, CA

Olive View (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

Green Valley, Los Angeles, CA

Mettler, Kern, CA

Bellflower, Los Angeles, CA

Garey, Santa Barbara, CA

Idria, San Benito, CA

Lakeside, San Diego, CA

Valley Home, Stanislaus, CA

Pumpkin Center, Kern, CA

Linnell, Tulare, CA

Susanville, Lassen, CA

La Quinta, Riverside, CA

Eagle Mountain, Riverside, CA

Yuba City, Sutter, CA

Meeks Bay, El Dorado, CA

Big Bar, Trinity, CA

Canyondam, Plumas, CA

Earlimart, Tulare, CA

Hayward, Alameda, CA

Cressey, Merced, CA

Sonoma, Sonoma, CA

Rowland Heights, Los Angeles, CA

Mather , Sacramento, CA

Brownsville, Yuba, CA

Holmes, Humboldt, CA

Tuolumne, Tuolumne, CA

Madeline, Lassen, CA

Clearlake Oaks, Lake, CA

Death Valley Junction, Inyo, CA

Selby, Contra Costa, CA

Aliso Viejo, Orange, CA

Dinkey Creek, Fresno, CA

Forest Glen, Trinity, CA

Garberville, Humboldt, CA

Rancho Dominguez, Los Angeles, CA

Cool, El Dorado, CA

Century City (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

Salida, Stanislaus, CA

Wilseyville, Calaveras, CA

East Rancho Dominguez, Los Angeles, CA

Belmont, San Mateo, CA

Sunset Whitney Ranch, Placer, CA

Palos Verdes Estates, Los Angeles, CA

Vineburg, Sonoma, CA

Piedra, Fresno, CA

Hayfork, Trinity, CA

Lomita, Los Angeles, CA

Bolinas, Marin, CA

Point Arena, Mendocino, CA

La Vina, Los Angeles, CA

Marysville, Yuba, CA

Almaden Valley, Santa Clara, CA

Monte Rio, Sonoma, CA

Guatay, San Diego, CA

Moraga, Contra Costa, CA

Wilton, Sacramento, CA

Daly City, San Mateo, CA

Monterey, Monterey, CA

Alhambra, Los Angeles, CA

Baxter, Placer, CA

Arbuckle, Colusa, CA

Watts, Los Angeles, CA

Smartsville, Yuba, CA

Fort Jones, Siskiyou, CA

Balboa Park (San Diego), San Diego, CA

Smoke Tree (Palm Springs), Riverside, CA

Descanso, San Diego, CA

Concord, Contra Costa, CA

Coronado, San Diego, CA

Klamath River, Siskiyou, CA

Palo Alto, Santa Clara, CA

Brentwood (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

Alondra, Los Angeles, CA

Strawberry Valley, Yuba, CA

Moneta, Los Angeles, CA

Tarzana (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

Weott, Humboldt, CA

Whittier, Los Angeles, CA

Sloat, Plumas, CA

Mono Lake, Mono, CA

Fiddletown, Amador, CA

Spring Valley, San Diego, CA

Pleasanton, Alameda, CA

Rose Bowl (Pasadena), Los Angeles, CA

Lakewood, Los Angeles, CA

Seaside, Monterey, CA

Marina Del Rey, Los Angeles, CA

Twin Peaks, San Bernardino, CA

Forest Falls, San Bernardino, CA

Yettem, Tulare, CA

Briceland, Humboldt, CA

Huntington Beach, Orange, CA

North Fork, Madera, CA

San Luis Rey (Oceanside), San Diego, CA

Omo Ranch, El Dorado, CA

Knightsen, Contra Costa, CA

Calimesa, Riverside, CA

Tres Pinos, San Benito, CA

Butte Meadows, Butte, CA

Livingston, Merced, CA

La Selva Beach, Santa Cruz, CA

Edgewood, Siskiyou, CA

Hamilton City, Glenn, CA

Desert Hot Springs, Riverside, CA

Cameron Park, El Dorado, CA

Del Mar Heights (Morro Bay), San Luis Obispo, CA

Shoshone, Inyo, CA

Alleghany, Sierra, CA

Live Oak , Santa Cruz, CA

Bonita, San Diego, CA

Manteca, San Joaquin, CA

Guerneville, Sonoma, CA

Winnetka (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

San Lorenzo, Alameda, CA

Artois, Glenn, CA

Silver Lake, Amador, CA

Orange, Orange, CA

Oroville, Butte, CA

Shandon, San Luis Obispo, CA

Fenner, San Bernardino, CA

Olive View (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

Green Valley, Los Angeles, CA

Mettler, Kern, CA

Bellflower, Los Angeles, CA

Garey, Santa Barbara, CA

Idria, San Benito, CA

Lakeside, San Diego, CA

Valley Home, Stanislaus, CA

Pumpkin Center, Kern, CA

Linnell, Tulare, CA

Susanville, Lassen, CA

La Quinta, Riverside, CA

Eagle Mountain, Riverside, CA

Yuba City, Sutter, CA

Meeks Bay, El Dorado, CA

Big Bar, Trinity, CA

Canyondam, Plumas, CA

Earlimart, Tulare, CA

Hayward, Alameda, CA

Cressey, Merced, CA

Sonoma, Sonoma, CA

Rowland Heights, Los Angeles, CA

Mather , Sacramento, CA

Brownsville, Yuba, CA

Holmes, Humboldt, CA

Tuolumne, Tuolumne, CA

Madeline, Lassen, CA

Clearlake Oaks, Lake, CA

Death Valley Junction, Inyo, CA

Selby, Contra Costa, CA

Aliso Viejo, Orange, CA

Dinkey Creek, Fresno, CA

Forest Glen, Trinity, CA

Garberville, Humboldt, CA

Rancho Dominguez, Los Angeles, CA

Cool, El Dorado, CA

Century City (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

Salida, Stanislaus, CA

Wilseyville, Calaveras, CA

East Rancho Dominguez, Los Angeles, CA

Belmont, San Mateo, CA

Sunset Whitney Ranch, Placer, CA

Palos Verdes Estates, Los Angeles, CA

Vineburg, Sonoma, CA

Piedra, Fresno, CA

Hayfork, Trinity, CA

Lomita, Los Angeles, CA

Bolinas, Marin, CA

Point Arena, Mendocino, CA

La Vina, Los Angeles, CA

Marysville, Yuba, CA

Almaden Valley, Santa Clara, CA

Monte Rio, Sonoma, CA

Guatay, San Diego, CA

Moraga, Contra Costa, CA

Wilton, Sacramento, CA

Daly City, San Mateo, CA

Monterey, Monterey, CA

Alhambra, Los Angeles, CA

Baxter, Placer, CA

Arbuckle, Colusa, CA

Watts, Los Angeles, CA

Smartsville, Yuba, CA

Fort Jones, Siskiyou, CA

Balboa Park (San Diego), San Diego, CA

Smoke Tree (Palm Springs), Riverside, CA

Descanso, San Diego, CA

Concord, Contra Costa, CA

Coronado, San Diego, CA

Klamath River, Siskiyou, CA

Palo Alto, Santa Clara, CA

Brentwood (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

Alondra, Los Angeles, CA

Strawberry Valley, Yuba, CA

Moneta, Los Angeles, CA

Tarzana (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

Weott, Humboldt, CA

Whittier, Los Angeles, CA

Sloat, Plumas, CA

Mono Lake, Mono, CA

Fiddletown, Amador, CA

Spring Valley, San Diego, CA

Pleasanton, Alameda, CA

Rose Bowl (Pasadena), Los Angeles, CA

Lakewood, Los Angeles, CA

Seaside, Monterey, CA

Marina Del Rey, Los Angeles, CA

Twin Peaks, San Bernardino, CA

Forest Falls, San Bernardino, CA

Yettem, Tulare, CA

Briceland, Humboldt, CA

Huntington Beach, Orange, CA

North Fork, Madera, CA

San Luis Rey (Oceanside), San Diego, CA

Omo Ranch, El Dorado, CA

Knightsen, Contra Costa, CA

Calimesa, Riverside, CA

Tres Pinos, San Benito, CA

Butte Meadows, Butte, CA

Livingston, Merced, CA

La Selva Beach, Santa Cruz, CA

Edgewood, Siskiyou, CA

Hamilton City, Glenn, CA

Desert Hot Springs, Riverside, CA

Cameron Park, El Dorado, CA

Del Mar Heights (Morro Bay), San Luis Obispo, CA

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