Tax Rates for Sonoma, Sonoma, CA

Sales Tax
Sonoma 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%
California State Income Tax1% (<$7,850) to 13.30% (> $1m)

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

Sales Tax in Sonoma, 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 Sonoma 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

Tahoe Valley, El Dorado, CA

Stratford, Kings, CA

Huntington Park, Los Angeles, CA

Penngrove, Sonoma, CA

Parish, Oswego, NY

Hardenburgh, Ulster, NY

March A.F.B., Riverside, CA

Philadelphia, Jefferson, NY

Moraga, Contra Costa, CA

Ryde, Sacramento, CA

East Bloomfield, Ontario, NY

Coloma, El Dorado, CA

Lucia, Monterey, CA

Al Tahoe, El Dorado, CA

Army Terminal, Alameda, CA

Naples, Los Angeles, CA

Lansing, Tompkins, NY

Conquest, Cayuga, NY

Pepperwood, Humboldt, CA

Peninsula Village, Plumas, CA

Ira, Cayuga, NY

Windsor, Sonoma, CA

Georgetown, El Dorado, CA

Naval (Port Hueneme), Ventura, CA

Mount Laguna, San Diego, CA

Ocotillo Wells, San Diego, CA

Jasper, Steuben, NY

Baldwin, Chemung, NY

Ogdensburg, St Lawrence, NY

Camp Pendleton, San Diego, CA

Sharpe Army Depot, San Joaquin, CA

Fields Landing, Humboldt, CA

Grimes, Colusa, CA

Wheatland, Monroe, NY

Naval Hospital (San Diego), San Diego, CA

Flinn Springs, San Diego, CA

Balboa Park (San Diego), San Diego, CA

Clarendon, Orleans, NY

South Dos Palos, Merced, CA

Laton, Fresno, CA

Toms Place, Mono, CA

Stanford, Dutchess, NY

Dinkey Creek, Fresno, CA

Whiskeytown, Shasta, CA

Alamo, Contra Costa, CA

San Ramon, Contra Costa, CA

Ellery, Chautauqua, NY

San Benito, San Benito, CA

Groton, Tompkins, NY

Escalon, San Joaquin, CA

Poestenkill, Rensselaer, NY

Lima, Livingston, NY

Bayside, Humboldt, CA

Cartago, Inyo, CA

Creston, San Luis Obispo, CA

Stony Point, Rockland, NY

Standish, Lassen, CA

Steuben, Oneida, NY

Ahwahnee, Madera, CA

Peekskill, Westchester, NY

Tahoe Valley, El Dorado, CA

Stratford, Kings, CA

Huntington Park, Los Angeles, CA

Penngrove, Sonoma, CA

Parish, Oswego, NY

Hardenburgh, Ulster, NY

March A.F.B., Riverside, CA

Philadelphia, Jefferson, NY

Moraga, Contra Costa, CA

Ryde, Sacramento, CA

East Bloomfield, Ontario, NY

Coloma, El Dorado, CA

Lucia, Monterey, CA

Al Tahoe, El Dorado, CA

Army Terminal, Alameda, CA

Naples, Los Angeles, CA

Lansing, Tompkins, NY

Conquest, Cayuga, NY

Pepperwood, Humboldt, CA

Peninsula Village, Plumas, CA

Ira, Cayuga, NY

Windsor, Sonoma, CA

Georgetown, El Dorado, CA

Naval (Port Hueneme), Ventura, CA

Mount Laguna, San Diego, CA

Ocotillo Wells, San Diego, CA

Jasper, Steuben, NY

Baldwin, Chemung, NY

Ogdensburg, St Lawrence, NY

Camp Pendleton, San Diego, CA

Sharpe Army Depot, San Joaquin, CA

Fields Landing, Humboldt, CA

Grimes, Colusa, CA

Wheatland, Monroe, NY

Naval Hospital (San Diego), San Diego, CA

Flinn Springs, San Diego, CA

Balboa Park (San Diego), San Diego, CA

Clarendon, Orleans, NY

South Dos Palos, Merced, CA

Laton, Fresno, CA

Toms Place, Mono, CA

Stanford, Dutchess, NY

Dinkey Creek, Fresno, CA

Whiskeytown, Shasta, CA

Alamo, Contra Costa, CA

San Ramon, Contra Costa, CA

Ellery, Chautauqua, NY

San Benito, San Benito, CA

Groton, Tompkins, NY

Escalon, San Joaquin, CA

Poestenkill, Rensselaer, NY

Lima, Livingston, NY

Bayside, Humboldt, CA

Cartago, Inyo, CA

Creston, San Luis Obispo, CA

Stony Point, Rockland, NY

Standish, Lassen, CA

Steuben, Oneida, NY

Ahwahnee, Madera, CA

Peekskill, Westchester, NY

Yosemite Lodge, Mariposa, CA

Putnam Valley, Putnam, NY

Erwin, Steuben, NY

Knox, Albany, NY

Ontario, Wayne, NY

Napoli, Cattaraugus, NY

Long Beach, Los Angeles, CA

Dos Rios, Mendocino, CA

Boulevard, San Diego, CA

Jamestown, Tuolumne, CA

Playa Del Rey (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

Mountain Mesa, Kern, CA

Arkwright, Chautauqua, NY

Hadley, Saratoga, NY

Calpine, Sierra, CA

Glen Avon, Riverside, CA

Newstead, Erie, NY

Caspar, Mendocino, CA

Barstow, San Bernardino, CA

Potter, Yates, NY

Bonita, San Diego, CA

Fall River Mills, Shasta, CA

Clare, St Lawrence, NY

Dobbins, Yuba, CA

San Miguel, San Luis Obispo, CA

Shelby, Orleans, NY

Campbell, Steuben, NY

Greenbrae (Larkspur), Marin, CA

Paskenta, Tehama, CA

Westminster, Orange, CA

Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles, CA

Mira Loma, Riverside, CA

Chiriaco Summit, Riverside, CA

Placerville, El Dorado, CA

Carpinteria, Santa Barbara, CA

Root, Montgomery, NY

Edinburg, Saratoga, NY

Maricopa, Kern, CA

Salton City, Imperial, CA

New Haven, Oswego, NY

Wilton, Sacramento, CA

Rancho Santa Margarita, Orange, CA

O'Neals, Madera, CA

Schroon, Essex, NY

Hamden, Delaware, NY

Maclay, Los Angeles, CA

Vasquez Rocks, Los Angeles, CA

Volney, Oswego, NY

Crannell, Humboldt, CA

Palo Alto, Santa Clara, CA

Kernville, Kern, CA

Port Hueneme, Ventura, CA

Greenwich, Washington, NY

Lake Alpine, Alpine, CA

Bedford, Westchester, NY

Plymouth, Chenango, NY

Ruth, Trinity, CA

Morro Plaza, San Luis Obispo, CA

Conesus, Livingston, NY

Frazier Park, Kern, CA

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