Measure P was approved by 74% of voters in November, 2014. It authorized a 1% local district tax (sales and use tax) to be used “to address significant deferred maintenance by fixing streets, sidewalks, and potholes; improve related access and safety for senior citizens, disabled residents, and others; and repair its 100-year-old storm drain system to protect our beaches/Monterey Bay.”
When should it be collected?
The tax is effective from April 1, 2015 through March 31, 2019.
What is the total tax rate in the City of Monterey?
- The tax rate is currently 7.5% (California sales tax only)
- Effective April 1, 2015, add 1% for City of Monterey, for a rate of 8.5%
- Monterey-Salinas Transit’s .125% district tax also passed in November – for information about this tax, please contact MST directly.
Where can I get more information?
The California Board of Equalization has information on collecting and remitting sales and use taxes, including current tax rates on its website at www.boe.ca.gov. For information on who is responsible for collecting district taxes and the difference between State sales tax and district taxes, see BOE Publication 44 at www.boe.ca.gov/pdf/pub44.pdf. Information on Local District Taxes is at www.boe.ca.gov/sutax/localdist.htm Current California City and County Sales and Use Tax Rates are at www.boe.ca.gov/sutax/pam71.htm