Calculating Use Tax

When you calculate California Use Tax on items you buy from out of state that have no sales tax on them, what are the rules about when you only pay use tax based on the state rate, and when you need to add in the county and
municipality rates?
We have a sales tax audit in which the auditor said that when we calculate use tax, that we only need to calculate it based on the state rate. I'm not clear on why we wouldn't also be responsible for the other parts of what makes up a full sales tax rate.
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Will



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Will I am with you, I can't imagine why you wouldn't have to pay it on the full rate. I know in Texas we have to pay it on the full rate. In fact locally if I buy something for my business located in Dallas--8.25% but I purchase from Arlington--7.75% (a different county) I have to accrue the .5% difference to pay when do my tax return to the state. Auditors aren't infallible, I would get a written ruling from the state. TK
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