The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) has reported a notable increase in first quarter sales and use tax payments this year.
CDTFA received $19.3 billion in sales and use tax payments during the first quarter of 2023, up 1.9 percent, or approximately $368 million, compared to the first quarter of 2022.
Industries with notable increases include Food Services and Drinking Places, up 9.6% compared to the first quarter 2022, and household Goods Repair and Maintenance, up 7.3% for the same period.
Sizeable decreases were sales by Gasoline Stations, down 25%, Furniture and Home Furnishings, decreasing by 8.1%, and Building Materials and Garden Equipment and Supplies, with a reduction of 6.6% comparing the first quarter 2023 with 2022.
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