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Old 10-14-2009, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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What don't they charge salex taxes on in California? Is taxes included on prices?
What's the current sale tax in CA?
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Old 10-14-2009, 03:07 PM
 
Location: RSM
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Tax is not included in most prices(gasoline is a rare exemption).
Medication is not taxed.
Current state sales tax is 8.25% + local sales tax, which in LA totals 9.75%
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Old 10-14-2009, 03:12 PM
 
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They do charge sales tax in California.
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Old 10-14-2009, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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Tax is not included in most prices(gasoline is a rare exemption).
Medication is not taxed.
Current state sales tax is 8.25% + local sales tax, which in LA totals 9.75%

So only medication is not taxed? Is it 9.75% in LA County (greater LA) or only City of Los Angeles? That's higher taxes than NYC
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Old 10-14-2009, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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What don't they charge salex taxes on in California?

I don't think food is subject to sales tax in California (like it is here in Alabama).
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Old 10-14-2009, 03:47 PM
 
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I don't think food is subject to sales tax in California (like it is here in Alabama).
Groceries are not taxed in CA, but prepared food is. Sometimes the dividing line is rather silly. If you buy a 20-oz plastic bottle of soda from the cooler at a grocery store, it is a "grocery item." If you go to the deli at the same grocery store and get a 20-ounce drink from the fountain in a cup, it is a "prepared food."
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Old 10-14-2009, 05:14 PM
 
Location: RSM
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So only medication is not taxed? Is it 9.75% in LA County (greater LA) or only City of Los Angeles? That's higher taxes than NYC
9.75 across LA county, 10.25 on Catalina Island. Only county higher that I know in the nation is Cook County, Illinois, which is 10.25% I believe.
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Old 10-15-2009, 10:27 PM
 
Location: N. NJ, CA, ID, St. Simons Island, GA
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Groceries are not taxed in CA, but prepared food is. Sometimes the dividing line is rather silly. If you buy a 20-oz plastic bottle of soda from the cooler at a grocery store, it is a "grocery item." If you go to the deli at the same grocery store and get a 20-ounce drink from the fountain in a cup, it is a "prepared food."
There seems to be some kind of loophole here?

I get coffee at Coffee Bean every morning. They always ask "for here or to go?" .... last year i finally asked why they need to ask this, and the cashier mentioned that there is no sales tax if you specify "to-go". I've noticed this practice in several Coffee Bean locations in LA and San Bernardino counties.

Sure enough, if you watch them ring the items up, once "to-go" is selected, the price drops on the customer readout screen.
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Old 10-15-2009, 10:37 PM
 
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haha, that's funny about the Coffee Bean.

Also, services are not taxed - like haircuts and car washes.

But most importantly, any purchase from Amazon is not taxed either
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Old 10-15-2009, 10:44 PM
 
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haha, that's funny about the Coffee Bean.

Also, services are not taxed - like haircuts and car washes.

But most importantly, any purchase from Amazon is not taxed either
Not yet. Taxing services is the next thing on their agenda.
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