How are the annual tax rates determined in San Francisco?
In San Francisco, the annual tax rate is recommended by the San Francisco Controller based upon a combination of the general tax levy and the City’s voter-approved indebtedness.
Once the annual tax rate for regular secured property taxes is recommended by the Controller, it has to be adopted by the Board of Supervisors and approved by the Mayor.
The tax rate varies slightly from year to year. For 2010-2011, the rate is 1.164%.