ConsumerWatch: State Warns Californians To Pay Overlooked 'Use Tax' A lot of Californians got a surprise in the mail as 2013 came to a close. The state has been sending out hundreds of thousands of letters to residents telling them there’s a good chance they probably owe “Use Tax” and will have to pay it when they file their 2013 state tax return.
Sales Tax Increase In Bay Area Cities, Counties Effective April 1This could be a good weekend to buy a wide variety items -- from cars to tools to clothes -- because sales taxes in more than 20 cities and counties across California are due to go up Monday.

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