Los Angeles County (CA) Sales Tax

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Each business in California needs to collect sales taxes to then pay up to the Department of Revenue. The sales taxes are added to qualifying items and services sold. The sales tax rate is made up of the sum of the State sales tax, county sales tax, city sales tax, and in some cases, there are extra special district sales rates. The maximum sales tax applicable in Los Angeles County, California reaches 10.50%. The sales tax in California is 6.00%. Los Angeles County charges an extra 0.25% sales tax rate. Some cities charge up to an additional 4.25% on the sales tax rate, hence we get the maximal result of 10.50% sales tax rate.

Los Angeles County Sales Tax Calculator, California

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When you are selling or buying, you need to know the total sales tax applicable to your transaction. Since each city and district has its own applicable sales tax rate, it is easy to get lost. For this reason, we have created an online calculator that figures all of this out for you. All that you must do is input your zip code and the price of the transaction. The calculator will apply the sales tax rate of that zip code and will give you a result. This way you do not need to look around and search on multiple sites.

Tax Rates by City in Los Angeles County, California

In the USA, each district, each city has its own applicable sales tax rate. The total sales tax rates vary from a minimum of 7.25% to a maximum of 10.50%. To learn more about what is the general applicable sales tax rate for each city in California, see the table below. All you must do is to look for your designated city and read the applicable sales tax rate.

City Sales Tax Rate Zip-code Population
Los Angeles 9.50% 90002, 90003, 90004, 90005, 90006, 90007, 90008, 90010, 90011, 90012, 90013, 90014, 90015, 90016, 90017, 90018, 90019, 90020, 90021, 90023, 90024, 90025, 90026, 90027, 90028, 90029, 90030, 90031, 90032, 90033, 90034, 90035, 90036, 90037, 90038, 90039, 90041, 90042, 90043, 90044, 90045, 90046, 90047, 90048, 90049, 90050, 90051, 90052, 90053, 90054, 90055, 90057, 90059, 90060, 90061, 90062, 90064, 90065, 90066, 90067, 90068, 90070, 90071, 90072, 90074, 90075, 90076, 90077, 90078, 90079, 90081, 90082, 90083, 90084, 90086, 90087, 90088, 90089, 90093, 90096, 90099 1452511
Long Beach 10.25% 90801, 90802, 90803, 90804, 90805, 90806, 90807, 90808, 90810, 90813, 90814, 90815, 90822, 90840, 90844, 90846, 90853 343055
Glendale 10.25% 91201, 91202, 91203, 91204, 91205, 91206, 91207, 91208, 91209, 91210, 91221, 91222, 91225, 91226 133991
Torrance 9.50% 90501, 90503, 90504, 90505, 90507, 90508, 90510 129097
Lancaster 10.25% 93534, 93535, 93536, 93539, 93584 121623
Van Nuys 9.50% 91401, 91404, 91405, 91406, 91407, 91408, 91409, 91411, 91470, 91482, 91496 117125
Pasadena 10.25% 91101, 91102, 91103, 91104, 91105, 91106, 91107, 91109, 91114, 91115, 91116, 91117, 91121, 91123, 91124, 91125, 91126, 91129, 91182, 91184, 91185, 91188, 91189, 91199 116540
Palmdale 10.25% 93550, 93551, 93552, 93590, 93599 115415
North Hollywood 9.50% 91601, 91602, 91603, 91605, 91606, 91609, 91611, 91612, 91615, 91618 112305
Pomona 10.25% 91766, 91767, 91768, 91769 107488
Compton 10.25% 90220, 90221, 90222, 90223, 90224 92070
Burbank 10.25% 91501, 91502, 91503, 91504, 91505, 91506, 91507, 91508, 91510, 91521, 91522, 91523, 91526 87528
West Covina 9.50% 91790, 91791, 91792, 91793 84239
Downey 10.00% 90239, 90240, 90241, 90242 83932
Norwalk 10.25% 90650, 90651, 90652 79460
Inglewood 10.00% 90301, 90302, 90303, 90305, 90306, 90307, 90308, 90309, 90310, 90311 77328
Santa Monica 10.25% 90401, 90402, 90403, 90404, 90405, 90406, 90408, 90409 74171
Pacoima 9.50% 91331, 91333, 91334 73647
South Gate 10.25% 90280 70212
Hawthorne 10.25% 90250, 90251 69429
Carson 10.25% 90745, 90746, 90747, 90749, 90895 67502
Bell Gardens 10.25% 90201 67468
Sylmar 9.50% 91342, 91392 67461
Alhambra 10.25% 91801, 91802, 91803, 91804, 91896, 91899 67257
Lakewood 10.25% 90711, 90712, 90713, 90714, 90715 66978
La Puente 10.00% 91744, 91747 64644
El Monte 10.00% 91731, 91732, 91734 64558
Redondo Beach 9.50% 90277, 90278 63465
Covina 10.25% 91722, 91723, 91724 62494
Whittier 10.25% 90601, 90602, 90603, 90607, 90608, 90609 59240
San Pedro 9.50% 90731, 90732, 90733 58596
Baldwin Park 9.50% 91706 57507
Gardena 10.25% 90247, 90249 57281
Canyon Country 9.50% 91351, 91386, 91387 57276
Arcadia 10.25% 91006, 91007, 91066, 91077 55831
Bellflower 10.25% 90706, 90707 55687
Canoga Park 9.50% 91303, 91304, 91305, 91309 55476
Huntington Park 10.25% 90255 54716
Reseda 9.50% 91335, 91337 54682
Woodland Hills 9.50% 91364, 91365, 91367, 91371 53769
Monterey Park 9.50% 91754, 91755, 91756 49657
Valencia 9.50% 91354, 91355, 91385 49252
Rosemead 9.50% 91770, 91771, 91772 49163
Pico Rivera 10.25% 90660, 90662 48568
Lynwood 10.25% 90262 47895
Montebello 10.25% 90640 46577
Sherman Oaks 9.50% 91403, 91413, 91423, 91495 45988
Panorama City 9.50% 91402, 91412 45757
Northridge 9.50% 91324, 91325, 91327, 91328, 91329, 91330 45489
Hacienda Heights 9.50% 91745 44875
Cerritos 9.50% 90703 44208
Azusa 10.25% 91702 42119
Granada Hills 9.50% 91344, 91394 42095
Glendora 10.25% 91740, 91741 41958
Diamond Bar 9.50% 91765 41453
North Hills 9.50% 91343, 91393 41190
Beverly Hills 9.50% 90209, 90210, 90211, 90212, 90213 39840
Culver City 10.25% 90230, 90231, 90232, 90233 39478
Wilmington 9.50% 90744, 90748 38957
Encino 9.50% 91316, 91416, 91426, 91436 38867
La Mirada 9.50% 90637, 90638, 90639 38604
Paramount 10.25% 90723 38558
Walnut 9.50% 91788, 91789 38144
Rowland Heights 9.50% 91748 37487
Rancho Palos Verdes 9.50% 90275 35895
Sun Valley 9.50% 91352, 91353 35809
Winnetka 9.50% 91306, 91396 34628
Monrovia 10.25% 91016, 91017 32217
Manhattan Beach 9.50% 90266, 90267 31381
San Gabriel 10.25% 91776, 91778 31130
South El Monte 10.25% 91733 31052
Chatsworth 9.50% 91311, 91313 30468
Temple City 9.50% 91780 29368
Santa Clarita 9.50% 91350, 91380, 91382, 91383 29252
Altadena 9.50% 91001, 91003 29128
San Dimas 9.50% 91773 28256
Porter Ranch 9.50% 91326 28058
La Verne 10.25% 91750 27750
Claremont 9.50% 91711 27155
La Crescenta 10.25% 91214, 91224 25651
San Fernando 10.25% 91340, 91341 25624
Newhall 9.50% 91321, 91322 25619
Lawndale 10.25% 90260 25618
Palos Verdes Peninsula 9.50% 90274 24008
Tarzana 9.50% 91356, 91357 23983
Studio City 9.50% 91604, 91614 23488
Agoura Hills 9.50% 91301, 91376 23197
Calabasas 9.50% 91302, 91372 22015
South Pasadena 10.25% 91030, 91031 21808
Venice 9.50% 90291, 90294 21319
West Hills 9.50% 91307, 91308 21282
Valley Village 9.50% 91607, 91617 21208
Duarte 10.25% 91009, 91010 21069
Tujunga 9.50% 91042, 91043 20436
Harbor City 9.50% 90710 19537
Pacific Palisades 9.50% 90272 19526
Westlake Village 7.25% 91359, 91361 19263
Maywood 9.50% 90270 19023
La Canada Flintridge 9.50% 91011, 91012 18778
Castaic 9.50% 91310, 91384 18686
Marina Del Rey 9.50% 90292, 90295 18054
West Hollywood 10.25% 90069 17126
Lomita 10.25% 90717 16628
Sunland 9.50% 91040, 91041 16423
Hermosa Beach 9.50% 90254 16137
Stevenson Ranch 9.50% 91381 15678
El Segundo 9.50% 90245 15421
Mission Hills 9.50% 91345, 91346, 91395 15043
Malibu 9.50% 90264, 90265 13489
Artesia 9.50% 90701, 90702 13270
San Marino 9.50% 91108, 91118 12520
Santa Fe Springs 10.50% 90670, 90671 12163
Hawaiian Gardens 10.25% 90716 10379

Alternative sales tax rate for Los Angeles County.

County Max Combined Tax State Tax County Tax City Tax Special Tax
San Diego County 8.75% 0.25% 1.00% 1.50%
Fresno County 9.23% 0.25% 1.25% 1.73%
Kern County 8.25% 0.25% 1.00% 1.00%
Alameda County 10.75% 0.25% 0.50% 4.00%
Sacramento County 8.75% 0.25% 1.00% 1.50%
San Bernardino County 9.00% 0.25% 1.25% 1.50%
Monterey County 9.50% 0.25% 1.75% 1.50%
Santa Clara County 9.38% 0.25% 0.25% 2.88%
Contra Costa County 10.25% 0.25% 1.50% 2.50%
San Mateo County 9.88% 0.25% 0.50% 3.13%
Shasta County 7.75% 0.25% 0.50% 1.00%
Napa County 8.25% 0.25% 0.50% 1.50%
Yolo County 8.25% 0.25% 1.00% 1.00%
Humboldt County 9.25% 0.25% 1.50% 1.50%
Inyo County 8.75% 0.25% 1.00% 1.50%
Mariposa County 7.75% 0.25% 0% 1.50%
Lake County 8.75% 0.25% 1.50% 1.00%
Colusa County 7.75% 0.25% 0.50% 1.00%
Plumas County 8.25% 0.25% 1.00% 1.00%
Modoc County 7.25% 0.25% 0% 1.00%
Sierra County 8.25% 0.25% 0% 1.00%

Popular questions about sales tax in Los Angeles County

What states don`t have sales tax?

Sales taxes are regulated by state and federal laws. Since states control the amount of sales tax that they charge locally, some others have decided to omit sales taxes at all to facilitate transactions. There are municipalities, or cities that can impose their taxes. As of right now, there are 5 states in the USA that do not charge a state sales tax. These states are Alaska, Montana, Oregon, Delaware, New Hampshire.

Where to pay sales tax on car?

When you purchase a car, the laws regarding the applicable sales tax are a bit more complicated. The first factor to consider is that there is a base 6% sales tax. Let’s say that your car costs 10k. You pay 6% on that, which is $600 on sales tax. On top of this cost, you also pay fees for vehicle registration and licenses. If you complete the transaction via a dealership, then all this paperwork and its cost are factored in on the sales agreement. If you buy the car via a private seller, then it is you, the buyer that needs to process all this paperwork via the local tax office and vehicle registration office. You would be responsible for paying registration fees and the title.

States allow for trade-in allowances, and this is a fantastic way to reduce your tax bill. Instead of selling your old vehicle, and then incurring sales taxes on that transaction, you can bring your old vehicle to the dealership and do a trade-in allowance for a new car. The value of the trade-in is reduced from the sticker price of the car that your intent to purchase. Then some dealerships offer rebates, which further reduces your total sales tax.

Let’s say that you will purchase the same car as in the above example that costs 10k. Instead, this time you have an old car to do a trade-in that is valued at 2k. The dealership offers you a 1k rebate offer. In that case, your sales tax will not be charged anymore on the original price of 10k, but it will be charged on the reduced price after the rebate and the trade-in. More specifically, we will reduce from 10k, the value of the rebate (1k) and the value of the trade-in (2k), hence a total of 3k of discount. We would end up paying out-of-pocket 7k. The applicable sales tax on a 7k car is $7000*6%= $420. We can see that we are paying a lower sales tax compared to the previous tax of $600. We are not paying any taxes on the old car that you brought for a rebate and not paying any sales taxes on that.

Which state has the lowest sales tax?

Some areas have very small sales taxes. Starting, we have Alaska, which has a sales tax of 1.76%. We need to be mindful that products and services are very expensive in Alaska. Moving on with the list, we have Oregon, Delaware, Montana, and New Hampshire that have a 0% sales tax rate. If you need information regarding the ranking of states based on sales taxes, you can check this page.

How to get a sales tax number?

To collect taxes as a business you need a tax id number. You can get thus form the IRS . You get a sales tax id by using the information from the tax id number. A sales certificate is proof that you are buying something for business use and that you intend to resell the thing that you bought. The sales certificate allows a business to buy goods and services without a sales tax.

What is a sales tax certificate?

A sales tax certificate is a document that allows a business to make sales-tax-free purchases of goods and services that it intends to reuse for business and to later sell and collect sales tax on. Some states allow buyers and businesses that engage in frequent transactions to create a blanket certificate. This is a simplified version of the sale certificate, and it is valid for a specified amount of time.

Sellers that do not have a large volume of transactions do not even need a sale certificate. Such is the case of garage sales. Some states offer direct payment certificates, which allow for the purchasers to not pay any sales tax to their sellers, but they pay everything to the government directly. There are numerous intricate scenarios and for this, you need a good CPA or a sales law specialist to better guide you.