Sales Tax Rate Changes, Again

Effective April 1, 2017, the sales tax rate for the city of San Jose will increase from 8.75% to 9.25% due to a new local district tax of .5% for the county of Santa Clara. The .5% increase was approved by voters with the passage of Measure B on Santa Clara County ballots to provide more than $6 billion for road and transit improvements.  The sales tax rate for the city of Campbell will also be 9.25% whereas the rest of the county will be an even 9%.

March LCD Processing

To personnel with Labor Cost Distribution (LCD) responsibilities, this is the monthly reminder to confirm your salary information by running your LCD Setup Audit.

Any changes to the distribution of funding for payroll expenses that you would like made for March 2017 payroll must be received by Finance Support no later than Monday, March 27th at 5:00 p.m.

For temporary appointment funding changes, all requests can be emailed directly to Finance Support at .

For faculty who are on release time and/or any split funding changes, employee profile requests must be approved by the Dean’s Office prior to submittal to our office. The Release Time Authorization (RTA) form for faculty on release time with the Research Foundation should be sent to Faculty Affairs – please do not send the RTA form to Finance Support.

We cannot guarantee that requests for changes received after the deadline will be captured for the March payroll cycle.

Reminder: Payroll expenditures for Fiscal Year 2016/17 will reflect regular/negative pay for the months of July 2016 through June 2017; positive pay salary expenditures (e.g. student salary and overtime) will represent the months of June 2016 through May 2017. Positive pay for Fiscal Year 2017/18 will reflect expenditures for the twelve month period of June 2017 through May 2018.

Please refer to Labor Cost Distribution for information regarding the LCD process and Temporary Appointment Funding Changes for instructions on completing the Employee Profile form. If you have any questions about LCD processing, please contact FinanceConnect at or 4-1558.