Tax Rates for Santa Rosa, Sonoma, CA

Sales Tax
Santa Rosa City Sales Tax0.5%
Sonoma County Sales Tax2.125%
California State Sales Tax6.0%
Combined Sales Tax8.625%
Property Tax
Sonoma County Property Tax1.126%
California State Property Tax0.0%
Income Tax
Local Income Tax0.0%
California State Income Tax1% (<$7,850) to 13.30% (> $1m)

Source(s): http://www.boe.ca.gov

Sales Tax in Santa Rosa, 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 2.625% on top of California's 6% base makes Santa Rosa one of the more expensive cities to shop in, with 1366 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 in California

Trowbridge, Sutter, CA

Tahoe Vista, Placer, CA

Watsonville, Santa Cruz, CA

Colma, San Mateo, CA

Moss Landing, Monterey, CA

Chino Hills, San Bernardino, CA

Hesperia, San Bernardino, CA

Meadow Valley, Plumas, CA

Burbank, Los Angeles, CA

Bella Vista, Shasta, CA

Bear Valley, Mariposa, CA

California Valley, San Luis Obispo, CA

Dairy Farm, Solano, CA

Vernon, Los Angeles, CA

Havasu Lake, San Bernardino, CA

Crows Landing, Stanislaus, CA

Cassel, Shasta, CA

Fairmount, Contra Costa, CA

Cadiz, San Bernardino, CA

Buellton, Santa Barbara, CA

Saratoga, Santa Clara, CA

Thornton, San Joaquin, CA

Kensington, Contra Costa, CA

Palm City (San Diego), San Diego, CA

Morro Plaza, San Luis Obispo, CA

Petrolia, Humboldt, CA

Edwards, Kern, CA

Silverado Canyon, Orange, CA

Ferndale, Humboldt, CA

La Jolla (San Diego), San Diego, CA

Lewiston, Trinity, CA

Montrose, Los Angeles, CA

Angelus Oaks, San Bernardino, CA

Lost Lake, Riverside, CA

Earp, San Bernardino, CA

Sand City, Monterey, CA

Gaviota, Santa Barbara, CA

Brooks, Yolo, CA

Sutter Creek, Amador, CA

Redcrest, Humboldt, CA

Gold River, Sacramento, CA

Piedra, Fresno, CA

Lemoore, Kings, CA

Moreno Valley, Riverside, CA

Cecilville, Siskiyou, CA

Orick, Humboldt, CA

Marin City, Marin, CA

Brents Junction, Los Angeles, CA

Westwood (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

Laguna Niguel, Orange, CA

El Granada, San Mateo, CA

Janesville, Lassen, CA

San Lorenzo, Alameda, CA

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

Richardson Springs, Butte, CA

Strathmore, Tulare, CA

Smoke Tree (Twentynine Palms), San Bernardino, CA

Rocklin, Placer, CA

Running Springs, San Bernardino, CA

Lugo, Los Angeles, CA

Castaic, Los Angeles, CA

Biggs, Butte, CA

Camp Pendleton, San Diego, CA

Bel Air Estates (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

Saugus (Santa Clarita), Los Angeles, CA

Palm Springs, Riverside, CA

Signal Hill, Los Angeles, CA

Asti, Sonoma, CA

Guasti (Ontario), San Bernardino, CA

Banning, Riverside, CA

London, Tulare, CA

Felton, Santa Cruz, CA

West Covina, Los Angeles, CA

Kettleman City, Kings, CA

Ravenna, Los Angeles, CA

South Gate, Los Angeles, CA

Nipton, San Bernardino, CA

Camp Nelson, Tulare, CA

South El Monte, Los Angeles, CA

Riverbank, Stanislaus, CA

Rancho Cordova , Sacramento, CA

Hilmar, Merced, CA

Blocksburg, Humboldt, CA

Rancho Cucamonga, San Bernardino, CA

Oakland, Alameda, CA

L.A. Airport (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

South Shore (Alameda), Alameda, CA

Crescent Mills, Plumas, CA

Parlier, Fresno, CA

Volcano, Amador, CA

Coleville, Mono, CA

Millbrae, San Mateo, CA

San Diego, San Diego, CA

Homeland, Riverside, CA

Los Altos Hills, Santa Clara, CA

Westport, Mendocino, CA

Pioneertown, San Bernardino, CA

Baker, San Bernardino, CA

Fort Bidwell, Modoc, CA

Walnut, Los Angeles, CA

Fallbrook Junction, San Diego, CA

Winnetka (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

Meyers, El Dorado, CA

Hillsborough, San Mateo, CA

Buena Park, Orange, CA

Discovery Bay, Contra Costa, CA

Arleta (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

Vallejo, Solano, CA

Mi-Wuk Village, Tuolumne, CA

Heyer, Alameda, CA

Rheem Valley (Moraga), Contra Costa, CA

Duarte, Los Angeles, CA

Cedarpines Park, San Bernardino, CA

Lagunitas, Marin, CA

Deer Park, Napa, CA

Rio Del Mar, Santa Cruz, CA

Belmont, San Mateo, CA

Glenn, Glenn, CA

Bloomington, San Bernardino, CA

Acampo, San Joaquin, CA

Trowbridge, Sutter, CA

Tahoe Vista, Placer, CA

Watsonville, Santa Cruz, CA

Colma, San Mateo, CA

Moss Landing, Monterey, CA

Chino Hills, San Bernardino, CA

Hesperia, San Bernardino, CA

Meadow Valley, Plumas, CA

Burbank, Los Angeles, CA

Bella Vista, Shasta, CA

Bear Valley, Mariposa, CA

California Valley, San Luis Obispo, CA

Dairy Farm, Solano, CA

Vernon, Los Angeles, CA

Havasu Lake, San Bernardino, CA

Crows Landing, Stanislaus, CA

Cassel, Shasta, CA

Fairmount, Contra Costa, CA

Cadiz, San Bernardino, CA

Buellton, Santa Barbara, CA

Saratoga, Santa Clara, CA

Thornton, San Joaquin, CA

Kensington, Contra Costa, CA

Palm City (San Diego), San Diego, CA

Morro Plaza, San Luis Obispo, CA

Petrolia, Humboldt, CA

Edwards, Kern, CA

Silverado Canyon, Orange, CA

Ferndale, Humboldt, CA

La Jolla (San Diego), San Diego, CA

Lewiston, Trinity, CA

Montrose, Los Angeles, CA

Angelus Oaks, San Bernardino, CA

Lost Lake, Riverside, CA

Earp, San Bernardino, CA

Sand City, Monterey, CA

Gaviota, Santa Barbara, CA

Brooks, Yolo, CA

Sutter Creek, Amador, CA

Redcrest, Humboldt, CA

Gold River, Sacramento, CA

Piedra, Fresno, CA

Lemoore, Kings, CA

Moreno Valley, Riverside, CA

Cecilville, Siskiyou, CA

Orick, Humboldt, CA

Marin City, Marin, CA

Brents Junction, Los Angeles, CA

Westwood (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

Laguna Niguel, Orange, CA

El Granada, San Mateo, CA

Janesville, Lassen, CA

San Lorenzo, Alameda, CA

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

Richardson Springs, Butte, CA

Strathmore, Tulare, CA

Smoke Tree (Twentynine Palms), San Bernardino, CA

Rocklin, Placer, CA

Running Springs, San Bernardino, CA

Lugo, Los Angeles, CA

Castaic, Los Angeles, CA

Biggs, Butte, CA

Camp Pendleton, San Diego, CA

Bel Air Estates (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

Saugus (Santa Clarita), Los Angeles, CA

Palm Springs, Riverside, CA

Signal Hill, Los Angeles, CA

Asti, Sonoma, CA

Guasti (Ontario), San Bernardino, CA

Banning, Riverside, CA

London, Tulare, CA

Felton, Santa Cruz, CA

West Covina, Los Angeles, CA

Kettleman City, Kings, CA

Ravenna, Los Angeles, CA

South Gate, Los Angeles, CA

Nipton, San Bernardino, CA

Camp Nelson, Tulare, CA

South El Monte, Los Angeles, CA

Riverbank, Stanislaus, CA

Rancho Cordova , Sacramento, CA

Hilmar, Merced, CA

Blocksburg, Humboldt, CA

Rancho Cucamonga, San Bernardino, CA

Oakland, Alameda, CA

L.A. Airport (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

South Shore (Alameda), Alameda, CA

Crescent Mills, Plumas, CA

Parlier, Fresno, CA

Volcano, Amador, CA

Coleville, Mono, CA

Millbrae, San Mateo, CA

San Diego, San Diego, CA

Homeland, Riverside, CA

Los Altos Hills, Santa Clara, CA

Westport, Mendocino, CA

Pioneertown, San Bernardino, CA

Baker, San Bernardino, CA

Fort Bidwell, Modoc, CA

Walnut, Los Angeles, CA

Fallbrook Junction, San Diego, CA

Winnetka (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

Meyers, El Dorado, CA

Hillsborough, San Mateo, CA

Buena Park, Orange, CA

Discovery Bay, Contra Costa, CA

Arleta (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

Vallejo, Solano, CA

Mi-Wuk Village, Tuolumne, CA

Heyer, Alameda, CA

Rheem Valley (Moraga), Contra Costa, CA

Duarte, Los Angeles, CA

Cedarpines Park, San Bernardino, CA

Lagunitas, Marin, CA

Deer Park, Napa, CA

Rio Del Mar, Santa Cruz, CA

Belmont, San Mateo, CA

Glenn, Glenn, CA

Bloomington, San Bernardino, CA

Acampo, San Joaquin, CA

Top Articles

8 Reasons Why Credit Cards are Better than Cash

Is Marriage Good for Taxes?

Homeownership as an Investment

Main Types of Investment Assets

A Brief History of Credit Cards

8 Things That Can Affect Your Mortgage Rate

8 Individual Tax Breaks You Might Not Know About

Investing for Retirement