Anyone who purchases taxable goods in Scotts Valley pays the sales tax, not just residents of Scotts Valley.
It has been estimated that about 30 to 40 percent of the sales tax paid comes from non-residents. Scotts Valley provides shopping options for the greater region and for through-traffic on Highway 17. These visitors use City streets and services, including Scotts Valley’s notable public safety. Thus, the sales tax is paid by a wider range of people, who all benefit from City services.