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Posted on: April 17, 2017

Sales Tax Increases to 9.25%

Effective April 1, 2017, the sales tax rate in Santa Clara County increased by ½ cent. This resulted from the passage of Measure B approved by voters in the November 2016 election. Campbell’s total sales tax rate will now be 9.25% consisting of the following components:

a. Statewide sales tax - 6.25%

b. County transit and transportation - 1.0%

c. BART operating and maintenance tax - 0.125% (effective July 1, 2012)

d. County Retail Transactions tax - 0.125% (effective April 1, 2013)

e. Silicon Valley Transportation Solutions tax - 0.5% (effective April 1, 2017)

f. Campbell’s local sales tax - 1.25%


The sales tax process is administered by the State Board of Equalization (BOE). Additional detailed information regarding the change in sales tax rate may be found at the BOE website at www.boe.ca.gov or by calling the BOE at 800-400-7115.

Questions on the change or other matters related to sales tax may be directed to the City Finance Department at 408-866-2111.

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