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CA: Sales Tax on Diesel to Increase on July 1

Indirect Tax, Sales and Use Tax May 24, 2011

Effective July 1, 2011, the California statewide sales and use tax rate imposed on sales of diesel fuel will increase 1.87 percent.  On the same date the current statewide sales and use tax rate (8.25 percent) applicable to sales of all tangible personal property is scheduled to decrease by one percent, to 7.25 percent. Therefore, beginning July 1, 2011, the sales and use tax rate applicable to sales of diesel fuel will be 9.12 percent (7.25 percent + 1.87 percent), plus any applicable district taxes.

More information is available on the Board of Equalization’s website: http://www.boe.ca.gov/sutax/pam71.htm

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