Doing Business

In this section you will find helpful information about doing business in the City of Pismo Beach. Please refer to the links on the left for the information contained in this section.

Beginning on January 1, 2017, the City's sales and use tax rate is 7.75%, which includes a 7.25% statewide sales and use tax rate and a 0.50% half-cent sales and use transaction tax rate.

This 7.75% rate represents a decrease of one quarter of one percent (0.25%) from 8.00% on December 31, 2016 as Proposition 30, The Schools and Local Public Safety Protection Act of 2012, expires on December 31, 2016.  

Proposition 30 was approved by voters in November 2012 to temporarily increase the sales and use tax by 0.25%. The sales and use tax imposed by Proposition 30 expires December 31, 2016.