Sales Tax Data

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Sales Tax currently represents approximately 16.8% of revenue sources to fund City services.

Sales Tax Revenues

There are a number of factors that affect sales tax revenues generated in the City. The increasing population and growth in personal disposable income could sustain increasing sales tax revenues. Sales tax revenue growth is slowing in general due to changing consumer preferences. Sales tax is expected to remain flat in future fiscal years beyond FY 2019-20. Total sales tax revenue generated during the calendar year 2017 increased modestly, approximately 1.7% when compared to calendar year 2016. Notably, sales tax growth of 1.7 percent does not keep pace with employment growth, population growth, or inflation.

Sales tax revenues are particularly vulnerable to changing demographic factors and lifestyle trends. Given this susceptibility and the importance of this revenue stream, it is a priority of the City to support and expand, where possible, our sales tax base in FY 2018-19. We will continue to work to support existing businesses, encourage new retail establishments, conduct outreach to top sales tax generators, and use Partnership Redwood City funds to develop programs that support small businesses.

Redwood City Sales Tax (2017)

 Sales Tax Categories

2017 Year End Total Sales Tax Revenue - $20,034,251

Sales Tax Generators

This is a listing of the top 25 sales tax generators in the City in random, alphabetical order. Since this is competitive, confidential information, the data is provided as a benchmark to identify the top producers and to assist the City in economic development retention and attraction efforts. Sales tax generation includes both retail and business-to-business sales.

Arco Am/Pm Mini Mart

Enterprise Rent-a-car

Putnam Lexus

Boardwalk Auto Center

Ferrari Silicon Valley

Roberts & Brune Company

Carlsen Porsche

Granite Rock Company

Safeway Stores

Carlsen Subaru

Honda Redwood City

Central Concrete Supply

Hopkins Acura

Target Stores

Chevron Service Stations

Land Rover Redwood City

Thompson Toyota

Costco Wholesale

Oracle Corporation

Towne Ford Sales

Davies Appliance Store

Peninsula Infiniti

Towne Mazda

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