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LA County’s sales tax for homeless services takes effect Oct. 1


The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) reminds Californians that the Measure H Sales Tax for Homeless Services and Prevention, which was approved by voters on March 7, 2017, will go into effect on October 1, 2017, throughout Los Angeles County, with the following exceptions.

The .25 percent tax will not be imposed in the cities of Compton, La Mirada, Long Beach, Lynwood, Pico Rivera, Santa Monica, and South Gate because doing so would cause the rate in those cities to exceed the 10.25 percent maximum tax rate allowed under the law in Los Angeles County. If and when an existing tax in one of these cities expires, the Measure H tax will be imposed in that city immediately.

To find the correct rate for your home or business location, visit and click the Tax Rate button. Please note that the new rates will not be available until October 1, 2017, when they take effect.