Tax Rates for San Mateo, San Mateo, CA

Sales Tax
San Mateo City Sales Tax0.25%
San Mateo County Sales Tax2.75%
California State Sales Tax6.0%
Combined Sales Tax9.0%
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 Mateo, 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 3.0% on top of California's 6% base makes San Mateo one of the more expensive cities to shop in, with 1717 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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Herald, Sacramento, CA

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Woodacre, Marin, CA

Laytonville, Mendocino, CA

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Fountain Valley, Orange, CA

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Gazelle, Siskiyou, CA

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Monte Sereno, Santa Clara, CA

Clements, San Joaquin, CA

Annapolis, Sonoma, CA

El Monte, Los Angeles, CA

Borrego Springs, San Diego, CA

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Myers Flat, Humboldt, CA

Ruby Valley, Humboldt, CA

Marsh Manor, San Mateo, CA

Freedom, Santa Cruz, CA

Corona Del Mar (Newport Beach), Orange, CA

Fort Bragg, Mendocino, CA

Wilseyville, Calaveras, CA

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Ione, Amador, CA

El Cerrito, Contra Costa, CA

Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, CA

Glassell Park (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

Keeler, Inyo, CA

Alpaugh, Tulare, CA

Vinton, Plumas, CA

Winnetka (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

Larkfield, Sonoma, CA

Rail Road Flat, Calaveras, CA

Willow Creek, Humboldt, CA

Almondale, Los Angeles, CA

Malibu, Los Angeles, CA

Yolo, Yolo, CA

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Moss Landing, Monterey, CA

Forest Ranch, Butte, CA

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Sunset Beach, Orange, CA

Woodleaf, Yuba, CA

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Artois, Glenn, CA

Monterey, Monterey, CA

Garden Grove, Orange, CA

Stinson Beach, Marin, CA

La Habra, Orange, CA

Betteravia, Santa Barbara, CA

Palm City, Riverside, CA

Caliente, Kern, CA

Chico, Butte, CA

Mount Wilson, Los Angeles, CA

Sattley, Sierra, CA

La Honda, San Mateo, CA

San Ysidro (San Diego), San Diego, CA

Lincoln Village, San Joaquin, CA

Badger, Tulare, CA

Fulton, Sonoma, CA

Nuevo, Riverside, CA

Vina, Tehama, CA

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Blossom Hill, Santa Clara, CA

El Segundo, Los Angeles, CA

Priest Valley, Monterey, CA

Fontana, San Bernardino, CA

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Clovis, Fresno, CA

Lakeshore, Fresno, CA

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Monte Rio, Sonoma, CA

Red Mountain, San Bernardino, CA

Applegate, Placer, CA

Portola Valley, San Mateo, CA

Cedar Crest, Fresno, CA

Lenwood, San Bernardino, CA

Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles, CA

Napa, Napa, CA

Dulzura, San Diego, CA

Atascadero, San Luis Obispo, CA

Apple Valley, San Bernardino, CA

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Naval Hospital (Oakland), Alameda, CA

Kettleman City, Kings, CA

Ceres, Stanislaus, CA

Cadiz, San Bernardino, CA

Goleta, Santa Barbara, CA

Pumpkin Center, Kern, CA

Whispering Pines, Lake, CA

Bryte (West Sacramento), Yolo, CA

Mi-Wuk Village, Tuolumne, CA

Paradise, Butte, CA

Avenal, Kings, CA

Adin, Modoc, CA

Arcata, Humboldt, CA

Princeton, Colusa, CA

Pacific House, El Dorado, CA

Moffett Field, Santa Clara, CA

Geyserville, Sonoma, CA

Victorville, San Bernardino, CA

La Grange, Stanislaus, CA

La Habra Heights, Los Angeles, CA

San Pablo, Contra Costa, CA

Cuyama, Santa Barbara, CA

Jamestown, Tuolumne, CA

Lost Lake, Riverside, CA

Brentwood, Contra Costa, CA

Herald, Sacramento, CA

Valencia (Santa Clarita), Los Angeles, CA

Woodacre, Marin, CA

Laytonville, Mendocino, CA

South El Monte, Los Angeles, CA

McKittrick, Kern, CA

Balboa (Newport Beach), Orange, CA

Fenner, San Bernardino, CA

Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, CA

Sites, Colusa, CA

Douglas City, Trinity, CA

Fountain Valley, Orange, CA

Pinedale (Fresno), Fresno, CA

San Miguel, San Luis Obispo, CA

Gazelle, Siskiyou, CA

Red Bluff, Tehama, CA

Mountain Mesa, Kern, CA

Monte Sereno, Santa Clara, CA

Clements, San Joaquin, CA

Annapolis, Sonoma, CA

El Monte, Los Angeles, CA

Borrego Springs, San Diego, CA

Pleasant Grove, Sutter, CA

Myers Flat, Humboldt, CA

Ruby Valley, Humboldt, CA

Marsh Manor, San Mateo, CA

Freedom, Santa Cruz, CA

Corona Del Mar (Newport Beach), Orange, CA

Fort Bragg, Mendocino, CA

Wilseyville, Calaveras, CA

Hobergs, Lake, CA

Emerald Hills (Redwood City), San Mateo, CA

Nevada City, Nevada, CA

Nubieber, Lassen, CA

Ione, Amador, CA

El Cerrito, Contra Costa, CA

Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, CA

Glassell Park (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

Keeler, Inyo, CA

Alpaugh, Tulare, CA

Vinton, Plumas, CA

Winnetka (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

Larkfield, Sonoma, CA

Rail Road Flat, Calaveras, CA

Willow Creek, Humboldt, CA

Almondale, Los Angeles, CA

Malibu, Los Angeles, CA

Yolo, Yolo, CA

Rowland Heights, Los Angeles, CA

Moss Landing, Monterey, CA

Forest Ranch, Butte, CA

Encinitas, San Diego, CA

Sunset Beach, Orange, CA

Woodleaf, Yuba, CA

Bowman, Placer, CA

Artois, Glenn, CA

Monterey, Monterey, CA

Garden Grove, Orange, CA

Stinson Beach, Marin, CA

La Habra, Orange, CA

Betteravia, Santa Barbara, CA

Palm City, Riverside, CA

Caliente, Kern, CA

Chico, Butte, CA

Mount Wilson, Los Angeles, CA

Sattley, Sierra, CA

La Honda, San Mateo, CA

San Ysidro (San Diego), San Diego, CA

Lincoln Village, San Joaquin, CA

Badger, Tulare, CA

Fulton, Sonoma, CA

Nuevo, Riverside, CA

Vina, Tehama, CA

Vandenberg A.F.B, Santa Barbara, CA

Blossom Hill, Santa Clara, CA

El Segundo, Los Angeles, CA

Priest Valley, Monterey, CA

Fontana, San Bernardino, CA

Bombay Beach, Imperial, CA

Clovis, Fresno, CA

Lakeshore, Fresno, CA

Cypress, Orange , CA

Scott Bar, Siskiyou, CA

Monte Rio, Sonoma, CA

Red Mountain, San Bernardino, CA

Applegate, Placer, CA

Portola Valley, San Mateo, CA

Cedar Crest, Fresno, CA

Lenwood, San Bernardino, CA

Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles, CA

Napa, Napa, CA

Dulzura, San Diego, CA

Atascadero, San Luis Obispo, CA

Apple Valley, San Bernardino, CA

Naval Hospital (San Diego), San Diego, CA

Naval Hospital (Oakland), Alameda, CA

Kettleman City, Kings, CA

Ceres, Stanislaus, CA

Cadiz, San Bernardino, CA

Goleta, Santa Barbara, CA

Pumpkin Center, Kern, CA

Whispering Pines, Lake, CA

Bryte (West Sacramento), Yolo, CA

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Paradise, Butte, CA

Avenal, Kings, CA

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