CALIFORNIA – Barstow Sales Tax Goes Up April 1

“All we’re doing any differently is updating the software on our cash registers to make sure we’ve got the new sales tax rate right,” said Ben Rosenberg, owner of the Barstow Station travel stop. The success of the general sales tax measure at the polls last fall means Barstow will now have an 8.75-percent sales tax rate, effective April 1. Along with Yucca Valley, this gives Barstow the highest sales tax in the county.