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Measure Y Sales Tax Increase - Effective April 1, 2007

In November 2006, voters in the City of San Luis Obispo approved Measure Y, which increased the tax rate in the City limits of San Luis Obispo by 1/2-cent. The new rate took effect on April 1, 2007.

For a look at what types of things are being paid for with the tax increase, check out the Measure Y Hard at Work! page.

To see the State Board of Equalization's Special Notice regarding this increase click here.

This added 1/2-cent sales tax is only effective within the City limits.  For a detailed listing of street addresses within the City limits that are affected by this change click here.

Measure Y contains a sunset provision meaning that it will expire on March 31, 2015 unless reauthorized by the voters at a general election prior to that time. If the voters do not reauthorize Measure Y, the 1/2-cent additional sales tax would no longer be collected by retailers in the City of San Luis Obispo beginning April 1, 2015.

For more information about sales and use taxes in California, visit the State Board of Equalization's web site at


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