More Than A Dozen Bay Area Towns Begin Paying Higer Sales Tax

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CBS SF/AP) – Sales tax increases went into effect in more than 20 cities and counties across California Monday.

Municipalities from Carmel to Culver City were increasing their sales taxes anywhere from a quarter- to a half-cent on every dollar of sales as they seek to boost revenues.

Depending on where you shop and what type of purchase you plan to make in the near future, you may feel the impact on your wallet – or not.

Sales Taxes Going Up Around the Bay Area

In the Bay Area, three counties upped their sales tax: Marin (from 8.25% to 8.50%), San Mateo (from 8.50% to 9.00%) and Santa Clara (from 8.625% to 8.75%).

Bay Area cities implementing higher sales taxes April 1, 2013:

Albany (from 9.0% to 9.50%)

Campbell (from 8.875% to 9.00%

Capitola (from 8.50% to 8.75%)

Carmel (from 7.50% to 8.50%)

Fairfax (from 8.75% to 9.00%)

Fairfield (from 7.625% to 8.625%)

Half Moon Bay (from 8.50% to 9.50%)

Healdsburg (from 8.25% to 8.75%)

Moraga (from 8.50% to 9.50%)

Novato (from 8.75% to 9.00%)

Orinda (from 8.50% to 9.00%)

Rio Vista (from 7.625% to 8.375%)

San Mateo (from 8.75% to 9.25%)

San Rafael (from 8.75% to 9.00%)

Sebastapol (from 8.50% to 9.00%)

Vacaville (from 7.625% to 7.875%)

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