NEWS: California sales tax rates going higher

Sales tax increases will take effect this week in many localities around the state, and if pending legislation succeeds, rates could go up as high as 11%, reports Dan Walters of the Sacramento Bee.  Sales tax rates currently range from 7.5% to 10%, with rural counties generally boasting lower sales taxes.  One proposal under consideration by the Legislature would increase the maximum by 1% if approved.

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