Santa Monica’s total sales tax rate is 9.25% as of January 1, 2017. This represents a 0.25% decrease from the 2016 rate, due to the State Proposition 30 temporary tax increase expiration. The rate will increase on April 1 (9.75%) and July 1 (10.25%) as shown below
|ALLOCATION||2017 Rates (%)|
|January 1||April 1||July 1|
|to City General Fund||1.00||1.00||1.00|
|to County for Transportation Uses||0.25||0.25||0.25|
|Voter-approved debt - LA County Metropolitan Transit Authority|
|LA County transportation allocation||1.50||1.50||2.00|
|Santa Monica voter-approved|
|Measure Y (November 2010)||0.50||0.50||0.50|
|Measure GSH (November 2016)||-||0.50||0.50|
|SANTA MONICA SALES TAX RATE||9.25||9.75||10.25|
Rate changes in 2017 are due to the following local and County measures:
- City (Measure GSH): The 0.5% sales tax rate increase funds affordable housing initiatives and education in Santa Monica: 50% of associated revenue goes to the school district, 50% to affordable housing.
- County (Measure M): The 0.5% sales tax rate increase funds transit improvements impacting Los Angeles County and the surrounding area.
For more information, please visit the California State Board of Equalization website: