Ice, heated food, & medicine | Everything California can tax you for at the grocery store - 03-21


SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California has one of the highest sales tax averages in the Country, with a long list of taxable items that can be found in common grocery stores. The combination of state and local sales tax rates came out to 8.56 percent, according to Tax Foundation, and — as of Jan. 2019 — California was ranked #9 for the highest sales tax average in the country.