There seems to be a little confusion among city merchants over just how much tax they should be charging customers starting Tuesday.
The state Board of Equalization sent out notices to businesses recently stating that the sales tax rate in the city will rise to 8 percent from 7.75 percent starting Jan. 1. That's a result of the passage of Prop. 30 in November.
But what about the city sales tax increase also approved by voters in November?