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The website www.geotax.com provides a free sales and use tax rate locator that allows any person to determine tax rates based on address. We are providing the link to this site as a service to taxpayers and consumers who are trying to obtain the tax rate for any address in the state.

The City of Galt is providing the GeoTax link only as a public service and does not maintain the website. The City is not responsible for the content or accuracy of the information shown on that website. Problems or suggestions concerning the information on geotax.com should be sent to Group 1 Software at www.geotax.com.

IF YOU LIVE OUTSIDE THE CITY LIMITS, YOU MAY BE EXEMPT FROM THE 0.5 % MEASURE R DISTRICT TAX. READ BELOW TO SEE IF YOUR PURCHASE IS EXEMPT.

If you purchase tangible personal property and it is delivered outside the district โ€“ Complete State Board of Equalization (BOE) form 1823.
http://www.boe.ca.gov/lawguides/business/current/btlg/vol1/tutr/1823-4.html

In general, for purposes of the use tax, when a retailer ships or delivers tangible personal property to a purchaser's principal residence address or principal business address outside of a district, the retailer is relieved of the obligation to collect the use tax imposed by that district by accepting in good faith a declaration under penalty of perjury, signed by the buyer, stating that such address is, in fact, the buyer's principal place of residence or principal place of business; that the buyer's principal place of residence or principal place of business is located outside the boundaries of the district; and that the property was purchased for use at a designated point or points outside of a district imposing a district use tax. The purchaser should complete BOE form 1823.4 which the seller must retain in its records.

IF YOU PURCHASE A VEHICLE AND IT IS REGISTERED OUTSIDE THE DISTRICT โ€“ COMPLETE STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION (BOE) FORM 1823.5
http://www.boe.ca.gov/lawguides/business/current/btlg/vol1/tutr/1823-5.html

In general, for purposes of the use tax, the retailer is relieved of the obligation to collect the use tax imposed by that district by accepting in good faith a declaration under penalty of perjury, signed by the buyer, stating that such address is, in fact, the buyer's principal place of residence or principal place of business; that the buyer's principal place of residence or principal place of business is located outside the boundaries of the district; and that the property was purchased for use at a designated point or points outside of a district imposing a district use tax. The purchaser should complete BOE form 1823.5 which the seller must retain in its records; the seller also must retain in his records a copy of either the Department of Motor Vehicles report of sale or other documentary evidence showing the out-of-district address to which the vehicle is registered.

If you paid the use tax and believe you are entitled to a refund โ€“ COMPLETE STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION (BOE) FORM 101
http://www.boe.ca.gov/pdf/boe101.pdf

California's state and local sales and use tax webpage
http://www.boe.ca.gov/sutax/usetax947x250-banner.htm
http://www.boe.ca.gov/sutax/usetax250x300-banner.htm