Tax Rates for San Carlos, San Mateo, CA

Sales Tax
San Carlos City Sales Tax0.0%
San Mateo County Sales Tax2.75%
California State Sales Tax6.0%
Combined Sales Tax8.75%
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 San Carlos, 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 2.75% on top of California's 6% base makes San Carlos one of the more expensive cities to shop in, with 1675 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.

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Green Valley, Los Angeles, CA

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Presidio (San Francisco), San Francisco, CA

Temple City, Los Angeles, CA

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Montecito, Santa Barbara, CA

Valyermo, Los Angeles, CA

Sutter Creek, Amador, CA

Moffett Field, Santa Clara, CA

Ballard, Santa Barbara, CA

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South Gate, Los Angeles, CA

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East Porterville, Tulare, CA

Palos Verdes Estates, Los Angeles, CA

Ranchita, San Diego, CA

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Death Valley, Inyo, CA

Running Springs, San Bernardino, CA

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Mineral King, Tulare, CA

Little Valley, Lassen, CA

Vista, San Diego, CA

Cressey, Merced, CA

Agoura Hills, Los Angeles, CA

Keeler, Inyo, CA

Olivehurst, Yuba, CA

Lockheed, Santa Cruz, CA

Farmersville, Tulare, CA

Paramount, Los Angeles, CA

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Midway City, Orange, CA

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Maywood, Los Angeles, CA

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Biola, Fresno, CA

Benton, Mono, CA

Bryte (West Sacramento), Yolo, CA

Lennox, Los Angeles, CA

Morongo Valley, San Bernardino, CA

Coyote, Santa Clara, CA

Commerce, Los Angeles, CA

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Trabuco Canyon, Orange, CA

La Mesa, San Diego, CA

Otay (Chula Vista), San Diego, CA

Cloverdale, Sonoma, CA

Pacheco, Contra Costa, CA

Rheem Valley (Moraga), Contra Costa, CA

Watts, Los Angeles, CA

Calexico, Imperial, CA

Selby, Contra Costa, CA

La Jolla (San Diego), San Diego, CA

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Ruth, Trinity, CA

Granada Hills (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

Lancaster, Los Angeles, CA

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Truckee, Nevada, CA

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Alpine, San Diego, CA

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Rosamond, Kern, CA

Burrel, Fresno, CA

Barton, Fresno, CA

West Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA

Hawaiian Gardens, Los Angeles, CA

San Pedro (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

Lakewood, Los Angeles, CA

Cerritos, Los Angeles, CA

Cotati, Sonoma, CA

Amboy, San Bernardino, CA

Foster City, San Mateo, CA

Bay Point (formally West Pittsburg), Contra Costa, CA

Glenn, Glenn, CA

Idyllwild, Riverside, CA

Healdsburg, Sonoma, CA

Soulsbyville, Tuolumne, CA

San Marino, Los Angeles, CA

Hesperia, San Bernardino, CA

Hydesville, Humboldt, CA

Placentia, Orange, CA

Davis (U.C. Davis campus rate is 7.25), Yolo, CA

Marshall, Marin, CA

Omo Ranch, El Dorado, CA

Westley, Stanislaus, CA

Lompoc, Santa Barbara, CA

Holtville, Imperial, CA

La Grange, Stanislaus, CA

Colma, San Mateo, CA

Summit, San Bernardino, CA

South Pasadena, Los Angeles, CA

South Shore (Alameda), Alameda, CA

Wilseyville, Calaveras, CA

Rolling Hills, Los Angeles, CA

Winton, Merced, CA

Fort Irwin, San Bernardino, CA

San Marcos, San Diego, CA

Jamestown, Tuolumne, CA

San Tomas, Santa Clara, CA

Green Valley, Los Angeles, CA

Oakhurst, Madera, CA

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

Dana Point, Orange, CA

Oban, Los Angeles, CA

Vinton, Plumas, CA

Norden, Nevada, CA

Bradley, Monterey, CA

Rackerby, Yuba, CA

Valley Center, San Diego, CA

Presidio (San Francisco), San Francisco, CA

Temple City, Los Angeles, CA

Betteravia, Santa Barbara, CA

Montecito, Santa Barbara, CA

Valyermo, Los Angeles, CA

Sutter Creek, Amador, CA

Moffett Field, Santa Clara, CA

Ballard, Santa Barbara, CA

Proberta, Tehama, CA

South Gate, Los Angeles, CA

Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, CA

Del Sur, Los Angeles, CA

Steele Park, Napa, CA

Sky Valley, Riverside, CA

San Juan Capistrano, Orange, CA

Lincoln Acres, San Diego, CA

East Porterville, Tulare, CA

Palos Verdes Estates, Los Angeles, CA

Ranchita, San Diego, CA

Stirling City, Butte, CA

Mentone, San Bernardino, CA

Rio Del Mar, Santa Cruz, CA

Death Valley, Inyo, CA

Running Springs, San Bernardino, CA

Mather , Sacramento, CA

Mineral King, Tulare, CA

Little Valley, Lassen, CA

Vista, San Diego, CA

Cressey, Merced, CA

Agoura Hills, Los Angeles, CA

Keeler, Inyo, CA

Olivehurst, Yuba, CA

Lockheed, Santa Cruz, CA

Farmersville, Tulare, CA

Paramount, Los Angeles, CA

Fort Jones, Siskiyou, CA

Midway City, Orange, CA

Maxwell, Colusa, CA

Maywood, Los Angeles, CA

Chilcoot, Plumas, CA

Biola, Fresno, CA

Benton, Mono, CA

Bryte (West Sacramento), Yolo, CA

Lennox, Los Angeles, CA

Morongo Valley, San Bernardino, CA

Coyote, Santa Clara, CA

Commerce, Los Angeles, CA

Fresno, Fresno, CA

Bodfish, Kern, CA

Trabuco Canyon, Orange, CA

La Mesa, San Diego, CA

Otay (Chula Vista), San Diego, CA

Cloverdale, Sonoma, CA

Pacheco, Contra Costa, CA

Rheem Valley (Moraga), Contra Costa, CA

Watts, Los Angeles, CA

Calexico, Imperial, CA

Selby, Contra Costa, CA

La Jolla (San Diego), San Diego, CA

Indio, Riverside, CA

Ruth, Trinity, CA

Granada Hills (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

Lancaster, Los Angeles, CA

Blue Lake, Humboldt, CA

Truckee, Nevada, CA

Corona Del Mar (Newport Beach), Orange, CA

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