Receiving Goods at Your Department
Departments located off-campus, within Davis city limits, are subject to the Davis district rate of 1% creating a total sales tax rate of 8.25%.
Departments located on-campus, or in unincorporated areas of Yolo County, are subject to the California Sales tax rate of 7.25%.
Most vendors assign sales tax rates by zip code which can cause confusion when a zip code cross multiple tax districts. Because the core campus shares zip code 95616 with the city of Davis many vendors will charge the city rate of 8.25%.
- If the vendor’s system can accommodate the four digit suffix for the zip code, using the default zip code for campus is 95616-5270 should assess the correct tax rate of 7.25%.
- Vendors can confirm the 7.25% campus rate by searching under Davis on the CDTFA current listing of rates. The CDTFA has explicitly stated that the UC Davis campus rate is 7.25%.
- The map excerpt below illustrates the main campus is not in the City of Davis and resides in the unincorporated area of Yolo County.
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 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.