I received a “Special Notice” letter from State Board of Equalization today. TAX INCREASE. Yep, that’s right. Santa Barbara County is one of 151 cities and counties in California have to adjust Sales Tax by 1% after April 1st, 2009. So our sales tax will be 8.75% (instead of 7.75%). I am still secretly hoping that Ashton Kutcher would come out from a corner somewhere and says “you just got punked”. That would be a ultimate April Fool’s Day gig…..
PDF FILE on Tax Increase: click here