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What is the sales tax in the city?

Effective 10/1/2022, the current sales tax rate in San Rafael is 9.25%.  Check out the break down:


State General Fund 3.94%
County Health and Safety 1.56%
City of San Rafael 1.00%
San Rafael Transactions and Use Tax – 3/31/2034* 0.75%
Measure R – 4/1/2021 – 3/31/2030 0.25%
Marin County Measure A (Parks and Open Spaces) – 10/1/2022 – 09/30/2031 0.25%
County Public Safety (Proposition 172) 0.50%
Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM) – 3/31/2049 0.50%
Countywide Transportation 0.25%
Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) in Marin County – 3/31/2029 0.25%

*On June 16, 2014, the City Council officially set aside 0.25% to go towards public safety facility improvements.  In October, 2014, the City Council appointed a community Measure E Oversight Committee to ensure that all Measure E funds are spent on permissible uses.

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