What Is the State Tax in California for the Year 2015?


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California breaks its income tax brackets down into nine sections, ranging from 1 to 12.3 percent. The state also requires a minimum combined state, county and local sales and use tax of 7.5 percent, as of Jan. 1, 2013, reports Bankrate.

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Due to the Mental Health Services Tax, individuals with taxable incomes of $1 million or more must pay a tax rate that's 1 percent higher than the rest of the state. This increases the highest possible tax rate from 12.3 percent to 13.3 percent in the state of California. While the state has a minimum sales tax of 7.5 percent, cities and counties in special taxing districts can raise sales tax as well, according to Bankrate.

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