What is the sales tax rate? Who gets it?

The current sales tax rate in Scotts Valley is 9.00%, the same as Capitola and the unincorporated County.  In Santa Cruz and Watsonville, the rate is 9.25%. 

The 9.00% sales tax in Scotts Valley is made up of a state sales tax portion (7.25%) and a local transactions and use tax portion (1.75%).  Of the total 9.00% rate, the City of Scotts Valley receives 1.50%, which is one-and-a-half cents for every 9 cents collected.  Translated into dollars, Scotts Valley receives 75 cents for every $50 spent on taxable goods.   

Here is a breakdown of the sales tax allocation in Scotts Valley:

Sales Tax Summary Table

Also, see: https://www.cdtfa.ca.gov/taxes-and-fees/sut-rates-description.htm

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1. What is Measure Z?
2. What would the new funds be used for?
3. What happens if the tax doesn't pass?
4. What items are charged sales tax?
5. Who pays sales tax?
6. How much will this cost families on average each year?
7. How is the sales tax spent in the City?
8. What is the sales tax rate? Who gets it?
9. If the sales tax does not pass, could others get the tax instead of Scotts Valley?
10. How else will the City address the need for more revenue?
11. How does the loss of Kmart and businesses like Scotts Valley Sprinklers hurt our needed revenue?