Monday, March 27, 2023

New sales tax rate goes into effect April 1

Residents of the County of Colusa, City of Williams, and the City of Colusa should be aware of an upcoming sales tax increase that will take effect on April 1, 2023. This increase will affect businesses and residents alike, and it is important that everyone is prepared.

The County of Colusa will increase its sales tax rate by 0.5%, bringing the total rate to 7.75%. The City of Colusa will increase its sales tax rate by 1% bringing the total rates to 8.75% and The City of Williams will have a new rate of 8.25%.

This means that residents who shop or conduct business in these areas will be paying a higher sales tax rate on their purchases. For businesses, it will be important to update their systems to ensure they are charging the correct tax rate to their customers.

Updating point-of-sale systems, sales tax calculations, and other systems affected by the change can take time, so businesses should begin making preparations as soon as possible. They should also communicate the tax rate change to their customers to avoid any confusion or misunderstandings.

Residents should also be prepared for the increased sales tax rate and factor it into their budget and purchasing decisions. It is important to note that sales tax is collected on most retail sales, including purchases of tangible personal property, such as furniture, electronics, and clothing, as well as certain services. ■

Sales tax rates effective
April 1, 2023
Arbuckle – 7.75%
City of Colusa – 8.75%
City of Williams – 8.25%
Grimes – 7.75%
Maxwell – 7.75%
Princeton – 7.75%
Stonyford – 7.75%

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