DISCLAIMER: Please note, this is not a legally approved document. We are outlining what our customers are doing when it comes to the Tax requirements in general. They may be using Mews to achieve some of it and some third-party services to get to some of the remaining requirements.

State taxes

  • California state sales taxes don't apply to accommodation when a TOT or TBID tax is imposed per Uniform Local Sales And Use Tax Law > Chapter 1 > Section 7203.5.

  • In some legal environments, the California local tax is listed as part of the County or District taxes. These will eventually be updated so all California locations are consistent.

Tax

Tax rate

Applies to

Exemptions

Government references

California state tax

6%

Products

None

California Department of Tax and Fees Administration Sales and Use Tax Description

California local tax

1.25%

Products

None

California Department of Tax and Fees Administration Sales and Use Tax Description

California tourism assessment fee

0.195%

Accommodation

Stays of 31 nights or more, entire stay is tax exempt.

California Dept of Tourism - Tourism Assessment Fee Assessment & Filing Guide

County taxes

These taxes apply to all towns & cities in the specific county. If you're interested in using Mews in your city but you have specific local taxes, please fill out the Legal Environment Request form and our team will contact you.

Madera County

Tax

Tax rate

Applies to

Exemptions

Government references

Madera County sales tax

0.25%

Products

Content

California City and County Sales and Use Tax Rates, California District Tax Rates - October 1st 2020

Madera County special tax

1.5%

Products

Content

California City and County Sales and Use Tax Rates, California District Tax Rates - October 1st 2020

Madera County TOT

9%

Accommodation

Stays of 30 day or more, entire stay is tax exempt.

Madera County Hotel & Motel Room Tax, Madera County, California - Code of Ordinances Title 3 - REVENUE AND FINANCE Chapter 3.20 - UNIFORM TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY TAX

Madera County TBID

2%

Accommodation

Stays of 31 days or more, entire stay is tax exempt.

Madera County Hotel & Motel Room Tax, Madera County Resolution No. 2014-049

Los Angeles County

Tax

Tax rate

Applies to

Exemptions

Government references

Los Angeles County sales tax

0.25%

Products

None

California City and County Sales and Use Tax Rates, California District Tax Rates - October 1st 2020

Los Angeles County local tax sl

1%

Products

None

California City and County Sales and Use Tax Rates, California District Tax Rates - October 1st 2020

Los Angeles County district tax sp

2.25%

Products

None

California District Tax Rates - October 1st 2020

Marin County

All county taxes exempt the West Marin County TOT apply everywhere in Marin County. The West Marin County TOT is an additional tax for a specific area of Marin County. Please see the Marin County Code of Ordinances for more information.

Tax

Tax rate

Applies to

Exemptions

Government references

Marin County district tax

1%

Products

None

California District Tax Rates - October 1st 2020

Marin County TOT

10%

Accommodation

Stays of 29 days or more, entire stay is tax exempt.

Marin County Code of Ordinances > Title 3 > Chapter 3.05 > 3.05.030

West Marin County TOT

4%

Accommodation

Stays of 29 days or more, entire stay is tax exempt.

Marin County Code of Ordinances > Title 3 > Chapter 3.05 > 3.05.035

Mariposa County

Tax

Tax rate

Applies to

Exemptions

Government references

Mariposa County tax

0.25%

Products

None

California City and County Sales and Use Tax Rates

Mariposa County special tax

1.5%

Products

None

California City and County Sales and Use Tax Rates, California District Tax Rates - October 1st 2020

Mariposa County TBID

1%

Accommodation

Stays of 30 days or more, entire stay is tax exempt.

Mariposa County TOT & TBID page

Mariposa County TOT

12%

Accommodation

Stays of 30 days or more, entire stay is tax exempt.

Mariposa County TOT & TBID page

Placer County

All county taxes except the North Lake Tahoe Area TOT apply everywhere in Placer County. The North Lake Tahoe Area TOT is an additional tax for a specific area of Placer County. Please see the Placer County TOT Info Page for more information.

Tax

Tax rate

Applies to

Exemptions

Government references

Placer County sales tax

1.25%

Products

None

California City and County Sales and Use Tax Rates

North Lake Tahoe Area TOT

8% - Rate is scheduled to apply September 2022

Accommodation

Stays of 31 days or more, entire stay is tax exempt.

Placer County TOT Info Page & Placer County TOT Booklet

North Lake Tahoe Area TOT

10% - Current rate

Accommodation

Stays of 31 days or more, entire stay is tax exempt.

Placer County TOT Info Page & Placer County TOT Booklet

‌Riverside County

Tax

Tax rate

Applies to

Exemptions

Government references

Riverside County sales tax

0.5%

Products

None

California City and County Sales and Use Tax Rates, California District Tax Rates - October 1st 2020

San Diego County

Tax

Tax rate

Applies to

Exemptions

Government references

San Diego County Sales Tax

0.25%

Products

None

California City and County Sales and Use Tax Rates

San Diego City Sales Tax

1%

Products

None

California City and County Sales and Use Tax Rates

San Diego District Sales Tax

0.5%

Products

None

California District Tax Rates - October 1st 2020

San Francisco County

Tax

Tax rate

Applies to

Exemptions

Government references

San Francisco County sales tax

0.25%

Products

None

California City and County Sales and Use Tax Rates

San Francisco County local tax sl

1%

Products

None

California City and County Sales and Use Tax Rates

San Francisco County district tax sp

1.25%

Products

None

California District Tax Rates - October 1st 2020

San Mateo County

Tax

Tax rate

Applies to

Exemptions

Government references

San Mateo County sales tax

0.25%

Products

None

California City and County Sales and Use Tax Rates

San Mateo County local tax

1%

Products

None

California City and County Sales and Use Tax Rates

San Mateo County

2%

Products

None

California District Tax Rates - October 1st 2020

Santa Clara County

Tax

Tax rate

Applies to

Exemptions

Government references

Santa Clara County sales tax

0.25%

Products

None

California City and County Sales and Use Tax Rates

Santa Clara County local tax sl

1%

Products

None

California City and County Sales and Use Tax Rates

Santa Clara County district tax sp

1.75%

Products

None

California District Tax Rates - October 1st 2020

Solano County

Tax

Tax rate

Applies to

Exemptions

Government references

Solano County sales tax

1.25%

Products

None

California City and County Sales and Use Tax Rates

Solano County public library transactions & use tax

0.125%

Products

None

California District Tax Rates - October 1st 2020, Solan County Article XIV

Solano County TOT

5%

Accommodation

Stays of 31 days or more, entire stay is tax exempt.

Solano County Tax Code

Sonoma County

Tax

Tax rate

Applies to

Exemptions

Government references

Sonoma County Local Sales Tax

1.25%

Products

None

California City and County Sales and Use Tax Rates

Sonoma County District Tax

1%

Products

None

California District Tax Rates - October 1st 2020

Sonoma County Transient Occupancy Tax

12%

Accommodation

Stays over 30 days, entire stay is tax exempt.

Sonoma County TOT & BIA Tax page, Sonoma County ordinance 5525, Sonoma County Ordinance Chapter 12 Article III

Sonoma County Business Improvement Area Assessment

2%

Accommodation

Stays over 30 days, entire stay is tax exempt.

Sonoma County TOT & BIA Tax page, Sonoma County ordinance 5525

Municipal taxes

Los Angeles

Los Angeles is in Los Angeles County.

Tax

Tax rate

Applies to

Exemptions

Government references

Los Angeles TOT

14%

Products, Accommodation, Cancellation fee, No show

Stays of 31 days or more, entire stay is tax exempt.

Los Angeles Department of Finance Transient Occupancy Tax Requirements

Los Angeles tourism marketing district tax

1.5% - Only applies for properties with 50 rooms or more.

Accommodation

None

Discover Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board LATMD Overview

Palm Springs

Palm Springs is in Riverside County.

Tax

Tax rate

Applies to

Exemptions

Government references

Palm Springs sales tax

1.5%

Products

None

Palm Springs Sales Tax

Palm Springs TOT

11.5% - standard rate

Accommodation, Cancellation, No show

Stays of 29 days or more, entire stay is tax exempt.

Palm Springs Sales Tax

Palm Springs TOT

13.5% - rate for group meeting hotels

Accommodation, Cancellation & no show fees must be posted manually

Stays of 29 days or more, entire stay is tax exempt.

Palm Springs Transient Occupancy Tax

Palm Springs Small Hotel TBID

1%

Accommodation

Stays of 29 days or more, entire stay is tax exempt., All guests staying in a property with 49 rooms or more.

Palm Springs Tourism Business Improvement District

Palo Alto

‌Palo Alto is in Santa Clara County.

Tax

Tax rate

Applies to

Exemptions

Government references

Palo Alto TOT

15.5%

Accommodation, Cancellation, No show

Stays of 31 days or more, entire stay is tax exempt.

City of Palo Alto Administrative Services, Palo Alto Administrative Code - Title 2 - Chapter 2.33 Transient Occupancy Tax

San Bruno

San Bruno is in San Mateo County.

Tax

Tax rate

Applies to

Exemptions

Government references

San Bruno TOT

12%

Accommodation

Stays of 31 days or more, entire stay is tax exempt.

San Bruno Code of Ordinances - Title 3 - Article II - Chapter 3.32

San Diego

San Diego is in San Diego County.

Tax

Tax rate

Applies to

Exemptions

Government references

San Diego TOT

10.5%

Accommodation

Stays of 31 days or more, entire stay is tax exempt.

San Diego TOT & TMD

San Diego TMD assessment

2% - Only applies to properties with 70 rooms or more

Accommodation

Stays of 31 days or more, entire stay is tax exempt.

San Diego TOT & TMD

San Francisco

San Francisco is in San Francisco County.

Tax

Tax rate

Applies to

Exemptions

Government references

San Francisco TOT

14%

Accommodation

Stays of 30 days or more, entire stay is tax exempt.

San Francisco Trasurer Transient Occupancy Tax

San Francisco TID

1%

Accommodation

None

San Diego Tourism Improvement District (TID)

Moscone expansion district tax

1.25%

Accommodation

Stays of 30 days or more, entire stay is tax exempt.

San Diego TOT & TMD

Vacaville

Vacaville is in Solano County.

Tax

Tax rate

Applies to

Exemptions

Government references

Vacaville sales tax

0.75%

Products

None

Vacaville City Measure M Extension

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