OT: Sales Tax Difference San Diego, National City, La Mesa, El Cajon, Vista

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Submitted by flu on January 2, 2017 - 5:23pm

While taking care of some rental expenses, I just became aware that In San Diego County, sales tax slightly differs in some cities that tack on a little special assessment....

For most of San Diego County, the sales tax is 7.75% (lower by .25% starting 2017).
But La Mesa is 8.5%
National City is 8.75%
El Cajon /Vista is 8.25%
Chula Vista will be 8.25% after April with Measure P.

For most normal purchases a 0.5%-1% difference won't make that much of a difference.

But I remember, when I bought me previous cars from L.A. County, sales tax was based on your address used for registration. I'm assuming the same would be the case here too. For a $50k car, it means a difference of $250-500 if you are registered in an address that falls in one of those cities.

That sucks.

Submitted by harvey on January 2, 2017 - 5:41pm.

Temecula is now 9%

Submitted by flu on January 2, 2017 - 6:41pm.

harvey wrote:
Temecula is now 9%

Really? Even after the .25% repeal?

Submitted by harvey on January 2, 2017 - 8:25pm.

Actually I'm not sure where the final rate landed with the repeal, but I do know that voters in Reagan's shining city on the hill voted for a 1% sales tax increase.

The rate was 8% last year but with the statewide repeal it may have landed at 8.75% in Temecula. Looks like it won't go into effect until April 1st though.

Submitted by saxmonkey on January 11, 2017 - 3:55pm.

The high CA sales taxes are why I buy on Craigslist or Ebay (or sometimes Amazon) when possible.

Submitted by harvey on January 12, 2017 - 8:54am.

Amazon charges sales tax in CA.

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