which county has least tax rate in bay area ?

Asked by Shanthi, Alameda County, CA Tue Jun 9, 2009

We are planning on moving to bay area from chicago. which county has least tax rate ? Though this is not the deciding factor i would like know some details on tax rate. thanks.

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Steven Ornel…, Agent, Fremont, CA
Tue Jun 9, 2009
Hi Shanthi,

Proposition 13 limits the taxation of property to 1.2% of a property’s assessed value (as a Buyer this is the sales price), plus any special assessments and improvement bonds approved by the voters. Property tax increases are limited to a 2% increase in the assessed value of the property per year.

County Sales & Use Taxes can be found here: http://www.boe.ca.gov/pdf/pub71.pdf

Best, Steve
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Robert Lei, Agent, Cupertino, CA
Mon Apr 16, 2012
Hi Shanti,
Ok, I found my blog that compares the property tax rates of properties in 3 different communities in the Bay Area. It is here:

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Robert Lei, Agent, Cupertino, CA
Mon Apr 16, 2012
Hi Shanthi,
If you want details, I wrote an extremely detailed blog comparing tax rates of 3 different properties in the Bay Area. I'm writing this post as a bookmark. When I find that blog, I'll post it here.
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Aileen La Bo…, Agent, Los Altos, CA
Sun Jul 5, 2009
Hi Shanthi,
The 'ad valorem' or 'by value' tax on property is the same throughout the Bay Area.
What changes might be special assessments or additional taxes for things like schools, libraries etc.
In most cases these special additional assessments are less and $100 or $200 per year in total. In some cities, like Los Altos for instance, there is an extra levy for schools which can be up to $500 per year. This isn't common, however.
Best wishes,
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