Long Beach, CA
As of January 1, 2017, Long Beach shoppers are seeing an increase in sales tax of 9.75% at the registers up from 9.0% in 2016. On July 1, 2017 sales tax will continue to rise to 10.25%.
The sales tax increase is due to voter approved Measures A & B which was passed in June 2016 by voters with approximately 60 percent of the vote. Mayor Robert Garcia brought these measures to the voters in Long Beach to invest in city infrastructure and public safety.
City staffers estimate the sales tax increase will bring 48 million of new revenue to Long Beach each year.
At the State of the City, Mayor Robert Garcia stated “I am proud to report to all of you that our State of our City is strong and it is strong because of you and because for the first time in more than 50 years, local voters invested in the future of our city.”