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California: State Sales and Use Tax Rate to Decrease January 1, 2017

Nov 21, 2016
From KPMG TaxWatch

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Effective January 1, 2017, California’s statewide sales and use tax rate will be reduced from 7.50 percent to 7.25 percent. The reason for the reduction is that a temporary 0.25 percent state sales and use tax increase adopted in 2012 will expire after December 31, 2016. This new rate does not reflect district-level taxes. The rate reduction means that the exempt portion of certain purchases qualifying for one of California’s partial sales and use tax exemptions will also decrease. Notably, the partial state sales and use tax exemption for manufacturing and R&D equipment purchases will decrease from 4.1875 percent to 3.9375 percent on January 1, 2017. Please contact Gina Rodriquez at (916) 551-3132 with questions.


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