How Do Elk Grove's Sales Taxes Compare to Nearby Municipalities?

January 18, 2016 |

As Mayor Gary Davis noted in his pitch for a sales tax increase during the Wednesday, January 13 City Council meeting (see video below), Elk Grove shoppers enjoy lower rates compared to a few neighboring cities, notably Galt, Rancho Cordova, and Sacramento. But how does Elk Grove compare to other regional municipalities?

According to, below are Elk Grove's and other nearby sales tax rates in percentages and how the revenue is distributed: (The statewide sales tax rate is 7.5).

  • Elk Grove - 8.0 ( .5 Sacramento County)
  • Galt - 8.5  (.5 Sacramento County; .5 Galt)
  • Rancho Cordova - 8.5 (.5 Sacramento County; .5 Rancho Cordova)
  • Folsom - 8.0 (.5 Sacramento County)
  • Citrus Heights - 8 (.5 Sacramento County)
  • Sacramento - 8.5 (.5 Sacramento County; .5 Sacramento city)
  • Isleton - 8.0 ( .5 Sacramento County) 
  • Davis - 8.5 ( 1.0 Davis)
  • West Sacramento - 8.0 (1.0 West Sacramento)
  • Rocklin - 7.5
  • Roseville - 7.5
  • Lodi - 8.0 ( .5 San Joaquin County)
  • Stockton 9.0 ( .5 San Joaquin County, Stockton 1.0)

Placerville and Yolo do not have county-wide sales taxes.

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Anonymous said...

The man lives in la-la land!

Warren Buffett said...

Probably more important than the actual tax rate itself is how well the municipalities manage their tax dollars. Elk Grove, dead last as far as I'm concerned. Stop spending money like drunken sailors and tend to the mundane matters such as maintaining the city you have--not the fantasyland ideas you can't afford. Maybe you can sell all your feasibility studies and Zaha Hadid civic center drawings on e-bay to raise cash.

Anonymous said...

This city is becoming Stockton II.

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