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Chief Administrative Office

Sales Tax

Another question we’re asked frequently is “What happens to my sales tax? How is it spent?”  The Bradley-Burns Uniform Sales and Use Tax Law provides for a city/county rate of 1.25%. One-quarter cent of the levy is sent to the county-wide regional transportation fund.  The balance goes to support local government general funds.

Proposition 30, passed by voters in November 2012, increased the statewide sales tax rate by one-quarter cent.  Revenues from that tax go toward K-12 schools and community colleges.  It also funds public safety services that were transferred from the state to local governments in 2011.

Here’s where El Dorado County’s sales tax goes:

Sales Tax Penny