California does has an income tax, ranging from 1.25% to over 9%. Social Security is exempt but all other pensions are taxed.
California has a state sales tax at 8.25%. Gasoline and Diesel are taxed at over $.45/gallon and Cigarettes at $.87/pack.
California Property Tax is assessed at a maximum 1% of the full cash value.
California has no Inheritance Tax but does have an Estate Tax. For further information on the California Estate Tax, please see California’s Guide http://www.sco.ca.gov/Files-ARD-Tax-Info/estate_lawreg_lawreg.pdf. For more information on California state and local taxes, please see the California State Controller’s site http://www.sco.ca.gov/index.html.