In two days, sales tax goes up one percent in California to help bring more money to the state. That means depending on the city, taxes will range from 8.25% to 10.25%.
Basically, the tax increases one cent on every dollar you spend. For example, if you want to buy a car that costs $20,000, after April 1, you will have to pay an additional $200 in sales tax.
Most cities in Monterey County will have an 8.25% sales tax. Some exceptions include Salinas where the sales tax will be higher at 8.75% and Pacific Grove at 9.25%. In Santa Cruz County, the city of Santa Cruz has the highest sales tax in the area at 9.5%. In San Benito County, Hollister has a 9.25%, same as nearby Gilroy.
Sales Taxes in the vicinity:
Pacific Grove 9.25%
Pebble Beach8 8.25%
Sand City 8.75