Sales & Use Tax Information

The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration, CDTFA is a useful resource for all consumers and retailers.

The sales and use tax rate in a specific California location has three parts: the state tax rate, the local tax rate, and any district tax rate that may be in effect. Retailers who are engaged in business in California must register with CDTFA. The state sales and use taxes provide revenue to the state's General Fund, to cities and counties through specific state fund allocations, and to other local jurisdictions. Retailers must pay the state's sales tax which applies to all retail sales of goods and merchandise except those sale items specifically exempted by law. The use tax applies to the storage, use, or other consumption in California of goods purchased from retailers in transactions that are not subject to sales tax. The use tax applies to purchases shipped to a California consumer from another state, including purchases made by mail, telephone, or Internet orders. To file a report or to inquire more about the sales and use tax, please reach out to the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration, CDTFA Customer Service Center at 1-800-400-7115.


The current 2024 City of Canyon Lake sales and use tax rate is currently 7.75 percent. 

The base statewide sales and use tax rate is currently 7.25 percent and is comprised of the following components:



6.00 percent State of California

1.00 percent Local Jurisdiction, Riverside County

0.25 percent Local Transportation Fund

0.50 percent Riverside County Transportation Commision, RCTC


7.75 percent


Or check out these useful resource links: