Sales Tax Collections

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The purpose of the Economy scorecard is to provide the public, elected officials, and City staff with a current snapshot of San Francisco’s economy. This scorecard presents timely information on economy-wide employment indicators, real estate and tourism.

Our GIS-based sales tax website allows the user to view sales tax receipts from calendar years 2017 to 2021 in user-defined areas of the City. Geographic areas can be defined by supervisorial district or at the census track level. Click on the picture below or here to access the web tool.

Sales Tax Collections

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How Performance is Measured

California sales and use taxes are imposed on the total retail price of tangible personal property. Sales tax is imposed on every retailer for the privilege of selling tangible personal property, and use tax is imposed on the purchaser, usually for goods purchased out-of-state for use in California. Sales tax is imposed on the seller and use tax is imposed on the purchaser at the same rate.

Sales tax remittances from businesses with multiple locations in the City are collected in aggregate and reported out divided equally among locations. The number on the Economy scorecards page reflects the total Sales Tax collections for the stated fiscal year, including businesses with multiple locations in the City. For further information, please send a special request to Sales Tax Report Request.


Data on sales tax collections comes from HdL Companies. Data is available annually in order to protect the confidentiality of the sales tax data. For general information on sales tax, please visit California Department of Tax and Fee Administration. Please contact Sales Tax Report Request for any additional information.