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State Receives $19 Billion In Sales, Use Tax Payments
State tax

The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) has created an interactive online report that provides a glimpse of how various industries are performing each month. The new report tracks the amount of sales and use tax payments made to the department by economic sector.

CDTFA received $19 billion in sales and use tax payments during the third quarter of calendar year 2022 (3Q22), up 6.8 percent compared to the third quarter of 2021 (3Q21). As of Oct. 1, 2022, CDTFA has received $59.3 billion in sales and use tax payments this calendar year.

The following is a sample of the changes in tax receipts by industry:

Gasoline stations showed an 18.6 percent increase from the third quarter of 2021 to 2022, reporting payments of $766,258,968. Household goods repair and maintenance, $234,819,778, up 13.2 percent; Food services and drinking places, $2,211,013,625, up 5.2 percent; Building materials and garden equipment and supplies, $1,119,263,860, up 1.5 percent.

Also, Clothing and clothing accessories stores, $968,336,980, down 0.7 percent; Motor vehicle and parts dealers, $2,113,839,511, down 1.5 percent; Furniture and home furnishings stores, $333,612,513, down 3.9; and Health and Personal Care Stores, $350,505,486, down 5.2 percent.

CDTFA’s sales and use tax monthly payments reported by industry, available on the Open Data Portal, provide a look at more than 20 industries. The report includes payments received when taxpayers file returns, late payments from previous quarters, payments made toward an audit liability, prepayments on specified accounts, and installment payments made by taxpayers under a payment plan. It does not include payments of use tax to the Department of Motor Vehicles for the purchase of vehicles or vessels.

Users can create customized reports to find monthly or quarterly information, sales and use tax amounts paid to the department by industry, and the percent change by a specific industry from year to year. Also available are helpful data visualization tools, such as bar charts and graphs showing seasonally adjusted trends in a particular industry and more.

The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) administers California’s sales and use, fuel, tobacco, alcohol, cannabis taxes, and various other taxes and fees that fund specific state programs. CDTFA-administered programs accounted for more than $91 billion last fiscal year, supporting essential local services such as transportation, public safety and health, libraries, schools, social services, and natural resource management programs through the distribution of tax dollars going directly to local communities.