Tax Rates for East Palo Alto, San Mateo, CA

Sales Tax
East Palo Alto City Sales Tax0.5%
San Mateo County Sales Tax2.75%
California State Sales Tax6.0%
Combined Sales Tax9.25%
Property Tax
San Mateo County Property Tax1.112%
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 East Palo Alto, 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 3.25% on top of California's 6% base makes East Palo Alto one of the more expensive cities to shop in, with 1766 out of 1782 cities having a sales tax rate this low or lower.

Property Tax in San Mateo County

San Mateo County has one of the higher property tax rates in the state, at around 1.112%. 39 out of 58 counties have lower property tax rates. 18 counties have higher tax rates. Note that 1.112% 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

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Echo Lake, El Dorado, CA

Hobergs, Lake, CA

Montgomery Creek, Shasta, CA

Helendale, San Bernardino, CA

Roseland, Sonoma, CA

Mammoth Lakes, Mono, CA

Chico, Butte, CA

Rescue, El Dorado, CA

Monarch Beach (Dana Point), Orange, CA

Ballard, Santa Barbara, CA

Manteca, San Joaquin, CA

Camp Nelson, Tulare, CA

Camp Curry, Mariposa, CA

Solvang, Santa Barbara, CA

Smoke Tree (Palm Springs), Riverside, CA

Corcoran, Kings, CA

Amboy, San Bernardino, CA

Cazadero, Sonoma, CA

Somis, Ventura, CA

Hillcrest (San Diego), San Diego, CA

Menifee, Riverside, CA

Ballico, Merced, CA

Moneta, Los Angeles, CA

Coloma, El Dorado, CA

Orangevale, Sacramento, CA

Lamont, Kern, CA

Dollar Ranch, Contra Costa, CA

Alameda, Alameda, CA

Pacifica, San Mateo, CA

Hyde Park (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

Ranchita, San Diego, CA

Big Basin, Santa Cruz, CA

Cool, El Dorado, CA

Travis A.F.B. (Fairfield), Solano, CA

Newhall (Santa Clarita), Los Angeles, CA

Carmel Valley, Monterey, CA

Garnet, Riverside, CA

Pallett, Los Angeles, CA

Tahoma, Placer, CA

Corte Madera, Marin, CA

Duncans Mills, Sonoma, CA

Alton, Humboldt, CA

Sierraville, Sierra, CA

White Pines, Calaveras, CA

San Juan Capistrano, Orange, CA

Lotus, El Dorado, CA

Templeton, San Luis Obispo, CA

Sunnyside, San Diego, CA

Capitola, Santa Cruz, CA

Lake Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Cornell, Los Angeles, CA

Blossom Valley, Santa Clara, CA

Truckee, Nevada, CA

Goleta, Santa Barbara, CA

Hawthorne, Los Angeles, CA

Santa Ana, Orange, CA

Huron, Fresno, CA

Woodleaf, Yuba, CA

Lincoln Village, San Joaquin, CA

Cambrian Park, Santa Clara, CA

Burlingame, San Mateo, CA

George A.F.B., San Bernardino, CA

Newberry, San Bernardino, CA

Menlo Park, San Mateo, CA

Mill Creek, Tehama, CA

Pittsburg, Contra Costa, CA

Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles, CA

O'Neals, Madera, CA

North Edwards, Kern, CA

Highway City (Fresno), Fresno, CA

Grenada, Siskiyou, CA

Salyer, Trinity, CA

Rancho California, Riverside, CA

Tres Pinos, San Benito, CA

Planada, Merced, CA

Walnut, Los Angeles, CA

Loma Mar, San Mateo, CA

Linden, San Joaquin, CA

Soda Springs, Nevada, CA

Pleasant Hill, Contra Costa, CA

Berkeley, Alameda, CA

Quartz Hill, Los Angeles, CA

Beale A.F.B., Yuba, CA

Somes Bar, Siskiyou, CA

La Cresta Village, Kern, CA

Sun Valley (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

Forest Knolls, Marin, CA

Linnell, Tulare, CA

Huntington Lake, Fresno, CA

Fields Landing, Humboldt, CA

Mount Wilson, Los Angeles, CA

Frontera, Riverside, CA

Canoga Park (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

Colfax, Placer, CA

Eagle Rock (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

Goodyears Bar, Sierra, CA

Venice (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

Agua Dulce, Los Angeles, CA

Ross, Marin, CA

Alamo, Contra Costa, CA

Forbestown, Butte, CA

Pepperwood, Humboldt, CA

El Verano, Sonoma, CA

Pollock Pines, El Dorado, CA

Cerritos, Los Angeles, CA

Vista, San Diego, CA

Lodi, San Joaquin, CA

Ordbend, Glenn, CA

Deleven, Colusa, CA

Guasti (Ontario), San Bernardino, CA

Eagle Mountain, Riverside, CA

Cameron Park, El Dorado, CA

Woody, Kern, CA

Crest Park, San Bernardino, CA

Ivanhoe, Tulare, CA

Valencia (Santa Clarita), Los Angeles, CA

Mar Vista, Los Angeles, CA

Sacramento, Sacramento, CA

Hillsborough, San Mateo, CA

Sierra City, Sierra, CA

Echo Lake, El Dorado, CA

Hobergs, Lake, CA

Montgomery Creek, Shasta, CA

Helendale, San Bernardino, CA

Roseland, Sonoma, CA

Mammoth Lakes, Mono, CA

Chico, Butte, CA

Rescue, El Dorado, CA

Monarch Beach (Dana Point), Orange, CA

Ballard, Santa Barbara, CA

Manteca, San Joaquin, CA

Camp Nelson, Tulare, CA

Camp Curry, Mariposa, CA

Solvang, Santa Barbara, CA

Smoke Tree (Palm Springs), Riverside, CA

Corcoran, Kings, CA

Amboy, San Bernardino, CA

Cazadero, Sonoma, CA

Somis, Ventura, CA

Hillcrest (San Diego), San Diego, CA

Menifee, Riverside, CA

Ballico, Merced, CA

Moneta, Los Angeles, CA

Coloma, El Dorado, CA

Orangevale, Sacramento, CA

Lamont, Kern, CA

Dollar Ranch, Contra Costa, CA

Alameda, Alameda, CA

Pacifica, San Mateo, CA

Hyde Park (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

Ranchita, San Diego, CA

Big Basin, Santa Cruz, CA

Cool, El Dorado, CA

Travis A.F.B. (Fairfield), Solano, CA

Newhall (Santa Clarita), Los Angeles, CA

Carmel Valley, Monterey, CA

Garnet, Riverside, CA

Pallett, Los Angeles, CA

Tahoma, Placer, CA

Corte Madera, Marin, CA

Duncans Mills, Sonoma, CA

Alton, Humboldt, CA

Sierraville, Sierra, CA

White Pines, Calaveras, CA

San Juan Capistrano, Orange, CA

Lotus, El Dorado, CA

Templeton, San Luis Obispo, CA

Sunnyside, San Diego, CA

Capitola, Santa Cruz, CA

Lake Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Cornell, Los Angeles, CA

Blossom Valley, Santa Clara, CA

Truckee, Nevada, CA

Goleta, Santa Barbara, CA

Hawthorne, Los Angeles, CA

Santa Ana, Orange, CA

Huron, Fresno, CA

Woodleaf, Yuba, CA

Lincoln Village, San Joaquin, CA

Cambrian Park, Santa Clara, CA

Burlingame, San Mateo, CA

George A.F.B., San Bernardino, CA

Newberry, San Bernardino, CA

Menlo Park, San Mateo, CA

Mill Creek, Tehama, CA

Pittsburg, Contra Costa, CA

Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles, CA

O'Neals, Madera, CA

North Edwards, Kern, CA

Highway City (Fresno), Fresno, CA

Grenada, Siskiyou, CA

Salyer, Trinity, CA

Rancho California, Riverside, CA

Tres Pinos, San Benito, CA

Planada, Merced, CA

Walnut, Los Angeles, CA

Loma Mar, San Mateo, CA

Linden, San Joaquin, CA

Soda Springs, Nevada, CA

Pleasant Hill, Contra Costa, CA

Berkeley, Alameda, CA

Quartz Hill, Los Angeles, CA

Beale A.F.B., Yuba, CA

Somes Bar, Siskiyou, CA

La Cresta Village, Kern, CA

Sun Valley (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

Forest Knolls, Marin, CA

Linnell, Tulare, CA

Huntington Lake, Fresno, CA

Fields Landing, Humboldt, CA

Mount Wilson, Los Angeles, CA

Frontera, Riverside, CA

Canoga Park (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

Colfax, Placer, CA

Eagle Rock (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

Goodyears Bar, Sierra, CA

Venice (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

Agua Dulce, Los Angeles, CA

Ross, Marin, CA

Alamo, Contra Costa, CA

Forbestown, Butte, CA

Pepperwood, Humboldt, CA

El Verano, Sonoma, CA

Pollock Pines, El Dorado, CA

Cerritos, Los Angeles, CA

Vista, San Diego, CA

Lodi, San Joaquin, CA

Ordbend, Glenn, CA

Deleven, Colusa, CA

Guasti (Ontario), San Bernardino, CA

Eagle Mountain, Riverside, CA

Cameron Park, El Dorado, CA

Woody, Kern, CA

Crest Park, San Bernardino, CA

Ivanhoe, Tulare, CA

Valencia (Santa Clarita), Los Angeles, CA

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