Code Section

Revenue and Taxation Code - RTC

DIVISION 2. OTHER TAXES [6001 - 61050]

  ( Heading of Division 2 amended by Stats. 1968, Ch. 279. )
  

PART 1.5. UNIFORM LOCAL SALES AND USE TAXES [7200 - 7226]

  ( Part 1.5 added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1311. )
  

CHAPTER 1. General Provisions [7200 - 7212]
  ( Chapter 1 heading added by Stats. 1997, Ch. 702, Sec. 3. )

  
7202.  

The sales tax portion of any sales and use tax ordinance adopted under this part shall be imposed for the privilege of selling tangible personal property at retail, and shall include provisions in substance as follows:

(a) A provision imposing a tax for the privilege of selling tangible personal property at retail upon every retailer in the county at the rate of 11/4 percent of the gross receipts of the retailer from the sale of all tangible personal property sold by that person at retail in the county.

(b) Provisions identical to those contained in Part 1 (commencing with Section 6001), insofar as they relate to sales taxes, except that the name of the county as the taxing agency shall be substituted for that of the state and that an additional seller’s permit shall not be required if one has been or is issued to the seller under Section 6067.

(c) A provision that all amendments subsequent to the effective date of the enactment of Part 1 (commencing with Section 6001) relating to sales tax and not inconsistent with this part, shall automatically become a part of the sales tax ordinance of the county.

(d) A provision that the county shall contract prior to the effective date of the county sales and use tax ordinances with the State Board of Equalization to perform all functions incident to the administration or operation of the sales and use tax ordinance of the county. Any such contract shall contain a provision that the county agrees to comply with the provisions of Article 11 (commencing with Section 29530) of Chapter 2 of Division 3 of Title 3 of the Government Code.

(e) A provision that the ordinance may be made inoperative not less than 60 days, but not earlier than the first day of the calendar quarter, following the county’s lack of compliance with Article 11 (commencing with Section 29530) of Chapter 2 of Division 3 of Title 3 of the Government Code or following an increase by any city within the county of the rate of its sales or use tax above the rate in effect at the time the county ordinance was enacted.

(f) A provision that the amount subject to tax shall not include the amount of any sales tax or use tax imposed by the State of California upon a retailer or consumer.

(g) A provision that there is exempted from the sales tax 80 percent, and on and after July 1, 2004, until the rate modifications in subdivision (a) of Section 7203.1 cease to apply, 75 percent, of the gross receipts from the sale of tangible personal property, other than fuel or petroleum products, to operators of aircraft to be used or consumed principally outside the county in which the sale is made and directly and exclusively in the use of the aircraft as common carriers of persons or property under the authority of the laws of this state, the United States, or any foreign government.

(h) A provision that any person subject to a sales and use tax under the county ordinance shall be entitled to credit against the payment of taxes due under that ordinance the amount of sales and use tax due to any city in the county; provided that the city sales and use tax is levied under an ordinance including provisions in substance as follows:

(1) A provision imposing a tax for the privilege of selling tangible personal property at retail upon every retailer in the city at the rate of 1 percent or less of the gross receipts of the retailer from the sale of all tangible personal property sold by that person at retail in the city and a use tax of 1 percent or less of purchase price upon the storage, use or other consumption of tangible personal property purchased from a retailer for storage, use or consumption in the city.

(2) Provisions identical to those contained in Part 1 (commencing with Section 6001), insofar as they relate to sales and use taxes, except that the name of the city as the taxing agency shall be substituted for that of the state (but the name of the city shall not be substituted for the word “state” in the phrase “retailer engaged in business in this state” in Section 6203 nor in the definition of that phrase in Section 6203) and that an additional seller’s permit shall not be required if one has been or is issued to the seller under Section 6067.

(3) A provision that all amendments subsequent to the effective date of the enactment of Part 1 (commencing with Section 6001) relating to sales and use tax and not inconsistent with this part, shall automatically become a part of the sales and use tax ordinance of the city.

(4) A provision that the city shall contract prior to the effective date of the city sales and use tax ordinance with the State Board of Equalization to perform all functions incident to the administration or operation of the sales and use tax ordinance of the city which shall continue in effect so long as the county within which the city is located has an operative sales and use tax ordinance enacted pursuant to this part.

(5) A provision that the storage, use or other consumption of tangible personal property, the gross receipts from the sale of which has been subject to sales tax under a sales and use tax ordinance enacted in accordance with this part by any city and county, county, or city in this state, shall be exempt from the tax due under this ordinance.

(6) A provision that the amount subject to tax shall not include the amount of any sales tax or use tax imposed by the State of California upon a retailer or consumer.

(7) A provision that there are exempted from the computation of the amount of the sales tax the gross receipts from the sale of tangible personal property to operators of aircraft to be used or consumed principally outside the city in which the sale is made and directly and exclusively in the use of the aircraft as common carriers of persons or property under the authority of the laws of this state, the United States, or any foreign government.

(8) A provision that, in addition to the exemptions provided in Sections 6366 and 6366.1, the storage, use, or other consumption of tangible personal property purchased by operators of aircraft and used or consumed by the operators directly and exclusively in the use of the aircraft as common carriers of persons or property for hire or compensation under a certificate of public convenience and necessity issued pursuant to the laws of this state, the United States, or any foreign government is exempt from the use tax.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 2003, 5th Ex. Sess., Ch. 2, Sec. 4.16. Effective December 12, 2003. Operative March 3, 2004, pursuant to Sec. 8 of Ch. 2.)