Local Tax Information

Local Tax Breakdown

Source: http://acgov.org/auditor/tax/

*ERAF stands for “educational revenue augmentation funds”, which is a specified allocation that of city, county and other local agency property taxes that are deposited into these funds to support schools throughout California. More information on ERAF can be found here: http://www.californiacityfinance.com/ERAFfacts.pdf

**Each household pays 1% of the house’s assessed value to property tax each year. This chart indicates which county, state and local agencies receive that tax money. 

Tax Burden Per Capita in All Alameda County Cities

Tax Burden Alameda County

Source: http://www.californiacityfinance.com

  1. City share of 1% Ad Valorem property tax
  2. The add-on sales tax rate is ½%
  3. San Leandro increased its add-on sales tax rate from ¼% to ½% in FY 14-15
  4. Hayward established an add-on sales tax rate of ½% in FY 14-15

Existing City Tax Measures in All Alameda County Cities

Existing Tax Measures Alameda County

Source: www.calforniacityfinance.com

  1. Albany has three parcel taxes
  2. Berkeley has three parcel taxes
  3. Oakland has two parcel taxes
  4. Union City has two parcel taxes

Approximate Tax Burden for a Single Family Home with an Assessed Value of $750,000 for all Alameda County Cities

Estimated Tax Burden - Single Family Home
  1. Countywide tax of 1%
  2. City Debt Service and City Special Taxes. City Special Taxes excludes fee for service charges
  3. Schools Debt Service and Schools Special Taxes
  4. All other Agencies Debt Service and all other Agencies Special Taxes

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Tax Forms for Residents

Based on your household income, residents can claim  a reimbursement for the public safety parcel tax by filling out the Parcel Tax Reimbursement Affidavit for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 and submitting it to the Finance Department during normal business hours.