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What does CDTFA mean?

The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) is the department that administers sales tax on products in California.

Do you know that fee added to the value when you buy something in the store? These taxes are managed by CDTFA.

The business owner that sells products must have a license registered in this department, the Sellers Permit. After this license, the owner needs to file the specific tax return for taxes on products according to the frequency determined by the CDTFA.

In addition to controlling taxes on products, the CDTFA also controls the use and taxes on fuel, tobacco, alcohol and cannabis, and other varieties of taxes and fees that fund state programs.

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.

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