As of July 1, 2017, the City of Santa Monica will implement changes to its sales tax and minimum wage.
For small employers with 1-25 employees, the wage will be $10.50 per hour.
For large employers with 26 or more employees, the minimum wage will increase to $12.00 per hour.
In addition, for employee of hotels, the minimum wage will increase to $15.66 per hour.
Finally, the sales tax in the City of Santa Monica will increase to 10.25%, making it one of the highest in the nation. California has the highest state-level sales tax rate, at 7.25%.
The five states with the highest average combined state and local sales tax rates are Louisiana (9.98 percent), Tennessee (9.46 percent), Arkansas (9.30 percent), Alabama (9.01 percent), and Washington (8.92 percent).
The five states with the lowest average combined rates are Alaska (1.76 percent), Hawaii (4.35 percent), Wyoming (5.40 percent), Wisconsin (5.42 percent), and Maine (5.5 percent).
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