Tax Rates for Ben Lomond, Santa Cruz, CA

Sales Tax
Ben Lomond City Sales Tax0.0%
Santa Cruz County Sales Tax2.5%
California State Sales Tax6.0%
Combined Sales Tax8.5%
Property Tax
Santa Cruz County Property Tax1.101%
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 Ben Lomond, 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 2.5% on top of California's 6% base makes Ben Lomond one of the more expensive cities to shop in, with 1362 out of 1782 cities having a sales tax rate this low or lower.

Property Tax in Santa Cruz County

Santa Cruz County has one of the higher property tax rates in the state, at around 1.101%. 34 out of 58 counties have lower property tax rates. 23 counties have higher tax rates. Note that 1.101% 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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Enterprise, Shasta, CA

Delhi, Merced, CA

Calpine, Sierra, CA

Chester, Plumas, CA

Cummings, Mendocino, CA

Newman, Stanislaus, CA

Alamo, Contra Costa, CA

Kinyon, Siskiyou, CA

Rancho Cordova , Sacramento, CA

O'Brien, Shasta, CA

Northridge (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

Hazard, Los Angeles, CA

Rossmoor, Orange, CA

Santa Rita Park, Merced, CA

Lompoc, Santa Barbara, CA

Solana Beach, San Diego, CA

Bell Gardens, Los Angeles, CA

Discovery Bay, Contra Costa, CA

Garey, Santa Barbara, CA

Cottonwood, Shasta, CA

Daly City, San Mateo, CA

Lakewood, Los Angeles, CA

La Grange, Stanislaus, CA

Valley Fair, Santa Clara, CA

Corcoran, Kings, CA

East Nicolaus, Sutter, CA

Red Mountain, San Bernardino, CA

Duncans Mills, Sonoma, CA

Palos Verdes Estates, Los Angeles, CA

Nubieber, Lassen, CA

Rumsey, Yolo, CA

Lemoore, Kings, CA

Livermore, Alameda, CA

San Ysidro (San Diego), San Diego, CA

Ballard, Santa Barbara, CA

Vallejo, Solano, CA

Union City, Alameda, CA

New Idria, San Benito, CA

Presidio of Monterey (Monterey), Monterey, CA

Montalvo (Ventura), Ventura, CA

Sausalito, Marin, CA

Wrightwood, San Bernardino, CA

Ryde, Sacramento, CA

Saratoga, Santa Clara, CA

Naval Hospital (San Diego), San Diego, CA

Bradford, Alameda, CA

Ceres, Stanislaus, CA

Rancho Santa Margarita, Orange, CA

Watsonville, Santa Cruz, CA

Beale A.F.B., Yuba, CA

San Anselmo, Marin, CA

Woodacre, Marin, CA

Crenshaw (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

Homewood, Placer, CA

Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles, CA

Millville, Shasta, CA

Guadalupe, Santa Barbara, CA

Marsh Manor, San Mateo, CA

Mi-Wuk Village, Tuolumne, CA

Ashland, Alameda, CA

Palo Verde, Imperial, CA

Menlo Park, San Mateo, CA

Greenwood, El Dorado, CA

Hopland, Mendocino, CA

Live Oak , Santa Cruz, CA

Sherman Island, Sacramento, CA

Arrowbear Lake, San Bernardino, CA

Idria, San Benito, CA

Lake Hughes, Los Angeles, CA

Eldridge, Sonoma, CA

Bolsa, Orange, CA

Cerritos, Los Angeles, CA

Forbestown, Butte, CA

North Hollywood (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

Browns Valley, Yuba, CA

Martinez, Contra Costa, CA

Norwalk, Los Angeles, CA

Palermo, Butte, CA

Friendly Valley (Santa Clarita), Los Angeles, CA

Rancho Cucamonga, San Bernardino, CA

Amargosa (Death Valley), Inyo, CA

El Cajon, San Diego, CA

Vinton, Plumas, CA

Valley Center, San Diego, CA

Jenner, Sonoma, CA

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

Forest Falls, San Bernardino, CA

Los Banos, Merced, CA

Rancho Dominguez, Los Angeles, CA

Sloughhouse, Sacramento, CA

Betteravia, Santa Barbara, CA

Avila Beach, San Luis Obispo, CA

Grenada, Siskiyou, CA

Marina, Monterey, CA

Westley, Stanislaus, CA

La Habra, Orange, CA

Ravendale, Lassen, CA

Porter Ranch (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

Orange Cove, Fresno, CA

Redding, Shasta, CA

Shingle Springs, El Dorado, CA

Whitewater, Riverside, CA

Laton, Fresno, CA

Whiskeytown, Shasta, CA

Llano, Los Angeles, CA

Daggett, San Bernardino, CA

Montara, San Mateo, CA

Corning, Tehama, CA

Wheeler Ridge, Kern, CA

Yountville, Napa, CA

Cloverdale, Sonoma, CA

Bridgeport, Mono, CA

Carmel, Monterey, CA

Palo Cedro, Shasta, CA

Littlerock (Also Little Rock), Los Angeles, CA

Elizabeth Lake, Los Angeles, CA

Penn Valley, Nevada, CA

Redondo Beach, Los Angeles, CA

Herlong, Lassen, CA

Desert Hot Springs, Riverside, CA

Enterprise, Shasta, CA

Delhi, Merced, CA

Calpine, Sierra, CA

Chester, Plumas, CA

Cummings, Mendocino, CA

Newman, Stanislaus, CA

Alamo, Contra Costa, CA

Kinyon, Siskiyou, CA

Rancho Cordova , Sacramento, CA

O'Brien, Shasta, CA

Northridge (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

Hazard, Los Angeles, CA

Rossmoor, Orange, CA

Santa Rita Park, Merced, CA

Lompoc, Santa Barbara, CA

Solana Beach, San Diego, CA

Bell Gardens, Los Angeles, CA

Discovery Bay, Contra Costa, CA

Garey, Santa Barbara, CA

Cottonwood, Shasta, CA

Daly City, San Mateo, CA

Lakewood, Los Angeles, CA

La Grange, Stanislaus, CA

Valley Fair, Santa Clara, CA

Corcoran, Kings, CA

East Nicolaus, Sutter, CA

Red Mountain, San Bernardino, CA

Duncans Mills, Sonoma, CA

Palos Verdes Estates, Los Angeles, CA

Nubieber, Lassen, CA

Rumsey, Yolo, CA

Lemoore, Kings, CA

Livermore, Alameda, CA

San Ysidro (San Diego), San Diego, CA

Ballard, Santa Barbara, CA

Vallejo, Solano, CA

Union City, Alameda, CA

New Idria, San Benito, CA

Presidio of Monterey (Monterey), Monterey, CA

Montalvo (Ventura), Ventura, CA

Sausalito, Marin, CA

Wrightwood, San Bernardino, CA

Ryde, Sacramento, CA

Saratoga, Santa Clara, CA

Naval Hospital (San Diego), San Diego, CA

Bradford, Alameda, CA

Ceres, Stanislaus, CA

Rancho Santa Margarita, Orange, CA

Watsonville, Santa Cruz, CA

Beale A.F.B., Yuba, CA

San Anselmo, Marin, CA

Woodacre, Marin, CA

Crenshaw (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

Homewood, Placer, CA

Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles, CA

Millville, Shasta, CA

Guadalupe, Santa Barbara, CA

Marsh Manor, San Mateo, CA

Mi-Wuk Village, Tuolumne, CA

Ashland, Alameda, CA

Palo Verde, Imperial, CA

Menlo Park, San Mateo, CA

Greenwood, El Dorado, CA

Hopland, Mendocino, CA

Live Oak , Santa Cruz, CA

Sherman Island, Sacramento, CA

Arrowbear Lake, San Bernardino, CA

Idria, San Benito, CA

Lake Hughes, Los Angeles, CA

Eldridge, Sonoma, CA

Bolsa, Orange, CA

Cerritos, Los Angeles, CA

Forbestown, Butte, CA

North Hollywood (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

Browns Valley, Yuba, CA

Martinez, Contra Costa, CA

Norwalk, Los Angeles, CA

Palermo, Butte, CA

Friendly Valley (Santa Clarita), Los Angeles, CA

Rancho Cucamonga, San Bernardino, CA

Amargosa (Death Valley), Inyo, CA

El Cajon, San Diego, CA

Vinton, Plumas, CA

Valley Center, San Diego, CA

Jenner, Sonoma, CA

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

Forest Falls, San Bernardino, CA

Los Banos, Merced, CA

Rancho Dominguez, Los Angeles, CA

Sloughhouse, Sacramento, CA

Betteravia, Santa Barbara, CA

Avila Beach, San Luis Obispo, CA

Grenada, Siskiyou, CA

Marina, Monterey, CA

Westley, Stanislaus, CA

La Habra, Orange, CA

Ravendale, Lassen, CA

Porter Ranch (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

Orange Cove, Fresno, CA

Redding, Shasta, CA

Shingle Springs, El Dorado, CA

Whitewater, Riverside, CA

Laton, Fresno, CA

Whiskeytown, Shasta, CA

Llano, Los Angeles, CA

Daggett, San Bernardino, CA

Montara, San Mateo, CA

Corning, Tehama, CA

Wheeler Ridge, Kern, CA

Yountville, Napa, CA

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