About the Data
The data used in this dashboard is provided by the City’s sales tax consultant, HdL Companies. The data is compiled by calendar year and business category. The data is manually extracted and updated on a yearly basis.
The statewide tax rate is currently 7.25%. In most areas of California, local jurisdictions have added district taxes that increase the tax owed by a seller. Those district tax rates range from 0.10% to 1.00%. Some areas may have more than one district tax in effect. Sellers are required to report and pay the applicable district taxes for their taxable sales and purchases. Sales and use taxes are imposed on retail transactions and are remitted to the State of California, which allocates the sales tax to state and local agencies. The program is administered by the State Board of Equalization.
Generally, sales of tangible items in California are subject to sales tax, such as clothes, gasoline, vehicles, and most retail goods. However, not all transactions are subject to sales tax. Transactions exempt from sales tax include sale of certain products for human consumption (i.e. groceries) and sales of prescription medicine. In California, internet sales (e.g., Amazon) are generally taxable too.
- California Department of Tax and Fee Administration
How does it work?
The City carefully monitors sales tax, under consultation with HdL Companies, our sales tax consultant. Together we review published economic data, as well as state, regional, and local issues for sales tax impacts. City staff also provides an update on a quarterly basis at the Finance, Legislative, and Economic Development (FLED) Committee meeting.
The City of Corona’s sales tax rate is currently set at 7.75% as of January 2017. The State of California rate is 7.25%. Of the 7.25% state sales tax rate, only 1.00% goes to the City of Corona. Riverside County includes an additional half-cent tax (0.50%) to support Measure A transportation related projects. In addition, Proposition 172 set a half‐cent sales tax (0.50%) which directly funds local public safety programs (e.g. Police).
Below is an infographic which illustrates your City of Corona sales tax dollars and where they go.
Measure X, also known as the City of Corona Economic Recovery, Public Safety, City Services Measure, was approved by Corona voters and becomes effective on July 1st, 2021. This measure enacts a 1- cent local sales tax that could provide additional locally-controlled funds to address City services and community-expressed priorities, such as maintaining local 9-1-1 emergency response, police, fire protection, paramedic services, addressing homelessness, public health and natural disaster preparedness; assisting local small businesses; cleaning and maintaining public areas; reducing traffic impacts; and maintaining other general services.