The current sales tax rate in Scotts Valley is 9.00%, the same as Capitola and the unincorporated County. In Santa Cruz and Watsonville, the rate is 9.25%.
The 9.00% sales tax in Scotts Valley is made up of a state sales tax portion (7.25%) and a local transactions and use tax portion (1.75%). Of the total 9.00% rate, the City of Scotts Valley receives 1.50%, which is one-and-a-half cents for every 9 cents collected. Translated into dollars, Scotts Valley receives 75 cents for every $50 spent on taxable goods.
Here is a breakdown of the sales tax allocation in Scotts Valley:
Also, see: https://www.cdtfa.ca.gov/taxes-and-fees/sut-rates-description.htm