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Special District

Tuolumne County Unicorporated Area
Measure P - Majority Approval Required

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Election Results

Failed

5,743 votes yes (29.68%)

13,609 votes no (70.32%)

100% of precincts reporting (70/70).

19,805 ballots counted.

Shall an ordinance be adopted authorizing the County of Tuolumne to collect a one percent Transactions and Use Tax (sales tax) in the unincorporated areas of the County for unrestricted general revenue purposes, providing approximately $4,500,000 annually until ended by voters?

What is this proposal?

Measure Details — Official information about this measure

YES vote means

A “Yes” vote approves an added 1% transactions and use tax in the unincorporated areas of the County operative on July 1, 2020.

NO vote means

A “No” vote does not add an added 1% transactions and use tax in the unincorporated areas of the County, and the retail sales and use tax rate would remain 7.25%.

Impartial analysis / Proposal

Christopher Schmidt, Deputy County Counsel

The Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors proposes “Measure P,” which, if approved would impose a one percent (1%) transactions and use tax, which is a form of sales tax, in the unincorporated areas of Tuolumne County (“County”). This type of tax is levied on the sale or use of tangible personal property sold at retail with certain limited exceptions. Retailers collect the tax at the time of sale and remit the funds to the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration which distributes the tax.

The current retail sales and use tax rate in the unincorporated areas of the County is 7.25%, of which the County receives 1%, and the remainder goes to the State. This measure would authorize an additional 1% tax for the County and make the combined retail sales and use tax rate in the unincorporated areas of the County 8.25%.

The proposed transactions and use tax is a general tax, meaning the tax revenue generated would be deposited into the County's general fund and may be used for any unrestricted general governmental purpose. Measure P, if passed, would generate approximately

$4,500,000 of additional revenue annually until repealed by the voters.

A "Yes" vote approves an added 1% transactions and use tax in the unincorporated areas of the County operative on July 1, 2020.

A "No" vote does not add an added 1% transactions and use tax in the unincorporated areas of the County, and the retail sales and use tax rate would remain 7.25%.

 

Financial effect

Office of the Auditor-Controller of the County of Tuolumne pursuant to Section 9160(c) of the CA Elections Code

This ballot measure, if adopted by County voters, would impose a one percent (1%) transactions and use tax, which is a form of sales tax, in the unincorporated areas of Tuolumne County (“County”). The proposed transactions and use tax is a general tax, meaning the tax revenue generated would be deposited into the County's general fund and may be used for any unrestricted general governmental purpose.

The one percent (1%) tax would be in addition to the existing sales tax and would be collected at the same time and in the same manner as the existing sales tax. Currently, the combined state and local sales tax rate for the incorporated areas of Tuolumne is 7.25%. If this measure is approved by the voters, the combined rate would be 8.25%

Assumptions:

1.      County Sales and Use Tax revenues are based upon last four quarters of actual Bradley–Burns (1%) Local Tax receipts of $4,370,680.

2.      The effective date of the Ordinance shall be July 1, 2020.

3.      The revenue shall be recorded on the accrual method. With the collection period from August 1 to July 31 of each fiscal year.

 

Financial increase:         $4,500,000 per fiscal yearCA  

Published Arguments — Arguments for and against the ballot measure

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