How Can You Find Out What California's Sales Tax Is?

Find the California sales tax rate by visiting the California State Board of Equalization website. In the Taxes & Fees section, click Sales and Use Tax Overview, followed by the Find the Tax Rate link.

According to the California Board of Equalization website, the current statewide sales and use tax is 7.5 percent, as of 2014. Retail sales of personal property are typically subject to sales tax, as well as some services and labor. Sellers are typically responsible for ensuring the correct sales tax amount is remitted to the Board of Equalization; fines and penalties may be imposed on sellers who do not pay the correct amounts.