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The City of Oakland is committed to maintaining reasonable taxes and fees. The following table identifies the general taxes and fees that apply to businesses and development projects. For detailed information, please see information under Budget & Finance at City of Oakland's website.
|Property Taxes||1.2297% to 1.3875% of assessed values|
|Sales & Use Tax*||9.75%|
|Motor Vehicle in Lieu Tax||0.65% of vehicle's market value|
|Utility Consumption Tax||7.5%|
|Business Tax (other than rental properties) |
• Most Retail
• Business/Personal Services
|0.06%-2.40% of gross receipts |
$1.20 per $1,000 of gross receipts
$1.80 per $1,000 of gross receipts
|Real Estate Transfer Tax**||1.61% of value of consideration|
|Transient Occupancy Tax||13% of gross receipts|
|Parking Tax||18.5% of gross receipts|
|Licenses and Permits||Varies|
|Refuse Collection Admin.||Varies|
|Unemployment Insurance||1.5% to 6.2% on first $7,000 in wages for each employee. 3.4% for up to the first three years for new businesses|
|Employment Training Tax||0.1% on first $7,000 in wages for each employee|
*0.99% goes to the City of Oakland. **1.5% goes to the City of Oakland.
Source: City of Oakland Budget Office, California Franchise Tax Board
|13.153¢ to 15.845¢ per kWh||8.865¢ to 12.8197¢ per kWh|
* Rates do not include monthly customer charge.
|Summer||$1.55 per first 4,000 Therms |
$1.34 per Therm over 4,000
|Winter||$1.61 per first 4,000 Therms |
$1.36 per Therm over 4,000
|Summer||$1.51 per first 4,000 Therms |
$1.31 per Therm over 4,000
|Winter||$1.57 per first 4,000 Therms |
$1.32 per Therm over 4,000
Average rates provided for general reference. An individual customer's average rate will depend on its applicable kW, kWh and TOU data. For more information on Electricity and Natural Gas rates, visit PG&E's website.
Water and Waste Water
The East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) supplies water and provides wastewater treatment for parts of Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Approximately 1.3 million people are served by EBMUD's water system and 640,000 people are served by EBMUD's wastewater system.
For water and wastewater rates information, visit the East Bay Municipal Utility District's website.