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Mar 30, 2013 3:23 PM by ASSOCIATED PRESS

Sales taxes in cities, counties set to go up

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - This could be a good weekend to buy a wide variety items - from cars to tools to clothes - because sales taxes in more than 20 cities and counties across California are due to go up Monday.

The Sacramento Bee (http://bit.ly/109rJgY ) reports municipalities from Carmel to Culver City are increasing their sales taxes anywhere from a quarter- to a half-cent on every dollar of sales as they seek to boost revenues.

Sacramento's increase - from 8 to 8.5 percent - is estimated to bring in an additional $28 million a year.

On a $1,000 refrigerator, for instance, the new Sacramento city rate will mean an extra $5 in sales taxes. For a $25,000 vehicle, that would come to an additional $125 in sales tax.

Information from: The Sacramento Bee, http://www.sacbee.com

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