This page provides an overview of the City of Davis tax rate versus the campus tax rate.
City of Davis Zip Codes and Tax Rates
- Zip code 95616 is assigned to incorporated areas west of Pole Line Rd and north of Interstate 80.
- Zip code 95618 is assigned to incorporated areas east of Pole Line Rd and south of Interstate 80.
As of January 1, 2017, both of the above zip codes are assessed a tax rate of 8.25% - the sales tax rate for purchases made within the Davis city limits.
- The 8.25% tax rate does not apply to items received at core campus sites or outlying campus locations (such as the University Airport, Primate Center, and Animal Resources Center) since these are unincorporated areas.
- The 8.25% tax rate does apply to items received at off-campus locations within the Davis city limits (such as Research Park, Cousteau Place).
Receiving Goods at Your Department
- Departments Located Off-Campus, Within Davis City Limits
If you are receiving the item at an off-campus location within the Davis city limits, the tax rate is 8.25%. These locations include Research Park and Chiles Road (IET and Repro Graphics) facilities.
- Departments Located On Core Campus, or in Unincorporated Areas
If you are located on the Davis campus or in an outlying unincorporated area (e.g. Primate Center, Equine Research, etc.) the tax rate is 7.25%. The default zip code for campus is 95616-5270 which assesses a tax rate of 7.25%. Review Organization Lookup (49) in Decision Support for the organizations for which you are responsible. Be sure the default shipping address is accurate, including the zip code. When communicating with a vendor at the time of an order, let them know that you are not subject to the extra 1.00% tax. If necessary, refer them to information on the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) Website that shows UC Davis is subject to 1.00% lower tax rate than the City of Davis.
Receiving Goods at a Davis Vendor
If you are going to a vendor within Davis to purchase an item, you are subject to the 8.25% sales tax rate. You will need to change the ship-to zip code on those orders to 95616 or 95618 as appropriate in order to calculate at the 8.25% rate.
Departments with AP Feeds
Please follow the instructions above relevant to your department's physical location. If your department should only pay the 7.25%, then make sure your feed sends the zip+4 (as indicated above) in place of the standard 95616 or 95618. If your feed sends 95616 or 95618, the system will use the 8.25% rate.
Purchasing Card System-Assessed Tax
For purchases with out-of-state vendors, the system will assess the tax rate based on the ship-to zip Code for your organization. The zip code indicated for your organization should be the one that is most frequently used for shipments.