How is Measure H tax paid?

The tax is added during transactions that include sales tax. Sales tax, for the most part, is collected at the point of sale when purchasing goods. Measure H is a one-cent sales tax that increased the sales tax from 7.875% to 8.875%. With the passage of Measure H, tax for a $100 purchase increased by $1 dollar. Shopping locally means that funds go directly to the City to support public safety. Food groceries, medications, certain medical devices and other "Necessities of Life" are exempt from sales tax.

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1. Does the revenue generated by Measure H stay in Modesto?
2. How does Measure H affect my business or transactions in the City of Modesto?
3. How is Measure H tax paid?
4. Is there fiscal accountability in Measure H?
5. What is Measure H?
6. What items are taxed by Measure H?
7. What other public safety measures are included in Measure H?
8. When did Measure H go into effect?
9. Where does Modesto's sales tax go?
10. Who decides how the revenue from Measure H is allocated?
11. Why sales tax not a property or parcel tax?
12. Why did the City Council place Measure H on the ballot?
13. Will there be taxpayer oversight?