(Excludes district or local city taxes.
Note: District or local city taxes can increase the total
sales tax to a higher level. State sales tax on gasoline in
California is about 2.25%.)
|According to Horacio Paras, media office with Board of Equalization, state and local sales taxes on gasoline were first implemented in 1972 at 5%. Before that, sales and use taxes on gasoline were not collected.|
The Bradley-Burns Uniform Local Sales and Use Tax Law was enacted in 1955. The law authorizes counties to impose a sales and use tax. Effective January 1, 1962, all counties have adopted ordinances for the Board of Equalization to collect the local tax (Tehama County did not conform from 1-1-65 to 9-30-65).
For a history of Federal Gasoline Taxes, please see: