Tax Rates for Occidental, Sonoma, CA

Sales Tax
Occidental City Sales Tax0.0%
Sonoma County Sales Tax2.125%
California State Sales Tax6.0%
Combined Sales Tax8.125%
Property Tax
Sonoma County Property Tax1.126%
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 Occidental, 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 2.125% on top of California's 6% base makes Occidental one of the more expensive cities to shop in, with 1235 out of 1782 cities having a sales tax rate this low or lower.

Property Tax in Sonoma County

Sonoma County has one of the higher property tax rates in the state, at around 1.126%. 43 out of 58 counties have lower property tax rates. 14 counties have higher tax rates. Note that 1.126% 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

Mountain Mesa, Kern, CA

Marine Corps (Twentynine Palms), San Bernardino, CA

Arcadia, Wayne, NY

Orosi, Tulare, CA

Sheepranch, Calaveras, CA

Nyeland Acres, Ventura, CA

East Highlands (Highland), San Bernardino, CA

Val Verde Park, Los Angeles, CA

Willet, Cortland, NY

Greenfield, Saratoga, NY

Cedar, Los Angeles, CA

Rome, Oneida, NY

Burnt Ranch, Trinity, CA

Brookfield, Madison, NY

Little Valley, Lassen, CA

Bieber, Lassen, CA

Blooming Grove, Orange, NY

Lakeview, Riverside, CA

Somis, Ventura, CA

Bryte (West Sacramento), Yolo, CA

Cameron, Steuben, NY

Portola Valley, San Mateo, CA

Coto De Caza, Orange, CA

Cantil, Kern, CA

Alfred, Allegany, NY

Adams, Jefferson, NY

Dunkirk, Chautauqua, NY

Southport, Chemung, NY

Refugio Beach, Santa Barbara, CA

Patterson, Stanislaus, CA

Upper Lake/ Upper Lake Valley, Lake, CA

Palermo, Butte, CA

Niles, Cayuga, NY

Forest Glen, Trinity, CA

Covert, Seneca, NY

Cambridge, Washington, NY

Temecula, Riverside, CA

Fullerton, Orange, CA

El Cerrito, Contra Costa, CA

Duncans Mills, Sonoma, CA

Bombay Beach, Imperial, CA

Twin Bridges, El Dorado, CA

East Otto, Cattaraugus, NY

Lackawanna, Erie, NY

Sardinia, Erie, NY

Naval Air Station (Coronado), San Diego, CA

Peru, Clinton, NY

Hood, Sacramento, CA

Garden Grove, Orange, CA

Ashland, Greene, NY

Comptche, Mendocino, CA

Paicines, San Benito, CA

Stony Creek, Warren, NY

Bailey, Los Angeles, CA

Scio, Allegany, NY

Chilcoot, Plumas, CA

Alviso (San Jose), Santa Clara, CA

Twin Peaks, San Bernardino, CA

Castle A.F.B., Merced, CA

Boyes Hot Springs, Sonoma, CA

Wirt, Allegany, NY

Cortland, Cortland, NY

Los Olivos, Santa Barbara, CA

Red House, Cattaraugus, NY

Varick, Seneca, NY

Paris, Oneida, NY

Belvedere, Marin, CA

Inyokern, Kern, CA

Farmersville, Tulare, CA

Santa Paula, Ventura, CA

Brighton, Monroe, NY

Cholame, San Luis Obispo, CA

Solvang, Santa Barbara, CA

Manheim, Herkimer, NY

Goshen, Orange, NY

Dobbins, Yuba, CA

Valencia (Santa Clarita), Los Angeles, CA

Seaside, Monterey, CA

Lake Sherwood, Ventura, CA

Saratoga, Santa Clara, CA

Tompkins, Delaware, NY

Pharsalia, Chenango, NY

Berkshire, Tioga, NY

Long Beach, Los Angeles, CA

Newberry, San Bernardino, CA

Indian Lake, Hamilton, NY

Seneca Falls, Seneca, NY

Red Bluff, Tehama, CA

Livingston, Merced, CA

Hudson, Columbia, NY

Foothill Ranch, Orange, CA

Moneta, Los Angeles, CA

McArthur, Shasta, CA

Avery, Calaveras, CA

Mohawk, Montgomery, NY

Clifton, St Lawrence, NY

German, Chenango, NY

Red Hook, Dutchess, NY

Adelanto, San Bernardino, CA

White Creek, Washington, NY

Palos Verdes/Peninsula, Los Angeles, CA

El Cajon, San Diego, CA

Claverack, Columbia, NY

El Dorado, El Dorado, CA

Sodus, Wayne, NY

Fort Irwin, San Bernardino, CA

Permanente, Santa Clara, CA

Castaic, Los Angeles, CA

San Juan Bautista, San Benito, CA

Canby, Modoc, CA

Rio Del Mar, Santa Cruz, CA

Marcy, Oneida, NY

Oakdale, Stanislaus, CA

Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

Old Station, Shasta, CA

Bovina, Delaware, NY

Di Giorgio, Kern, CA

Verdugo City (Glendale), Los Angeles, CA

Edinburg, Saratoga, NY

Rodeo, Contra Costa, CA

Mountain Mesa, Kern, CA

Marine Corps (Twentynine Palms), San Bernardino, CA

Arcadia, Wayne, NY

Orosi, Tulare, CA

Sheepranch, Calaveras, CA

Nyeland Acres, Ventura, CA

East Highlands (Highland), San Bernardino, CA

Val Verde Park, Los Angeles, CA

Willet, Cortland, NY

Greenfield, Saratoga, NY

Cedar, Los Angeles, CA

Rome, Oneida, NY

Burnt Ranch, Trinity, CA

Brookfield, Madison, NY

Little Valley, Lassen, CA

Bieber, Lassen, CA

Blooming Grove, Orange, NY

Lakeview, Riverside, CA

Somis, Ventura, CA

Bryte (West Sacramento), Yolo, CA

Cameron, Steuben, NY

Portola Valley, San Mateo, CA

Coto De Caza, Orange, CA

Cantil, Kern, CA

Alfred, Allegany, NY

Adams, Jefferson, NY

Dunkirk, Chautauqua, NY

Southport, Chemung, NY

Refugio Beach, Santa Barbara, CA

Patterson, Stanislaus, CA

Upper Lake/ Upper Lake Valley, Lake, CA

Palermo, Butte, CA

Niles, Cayuga, NY

Forest Glen, Trinity, CA

Covert, Seneca, NY

Cambridge, Washington, NY

Temecula, Riverside, CA

Fullerton, Orange, CA

El Cerrito, Contra Costa, CA

Duncans Mills, Sonoma, CA

Bombay Beach, Imperial, CA

Twin Bridges, El Dorado, CA

East Otto, Cattaraugus, NY

Lackawanna, Erie, NY

Sardinia, Erie, NY

Naval Air Station (Coronado), San Diego, CA

Peru, Clinton, NY

Hood, Sacramento, CA

Garden Grove, Orange, CA

Ashland, Greene, NY

Comptche, Mendocino, CA

Paicines, San Benito, CA

Stony Creek, Warren, NY

Bailey, Los Angeles, CA

Scio, Allegany, NY

Chilcoot, Plumas, CA

Alviso (San Jose), Santa Clara, CA

Twin Peaks, San Bernardino, CA

Castle A.F.B., Merced, CA

Boyes Hot Springs, Sonoma, CA

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