Sales Tax Goes Up Jan 1, 2013

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Dollar Sign Symbol Effective Jan 1, 2013 sales tax will increase 0.25% so for most of Santa Clara County (except Campbell, which will be 8.875%) the new sales tax rate will be 8.625%.  This tax increase was due to voter approval of Proposition 30 and the increase will be in effect through the end of 2016.

 

For consumers, now is a good time to make any major purchases before the tax rate jumps and if you own a business, be sure to charge the new sales tax rate effective January 1st.