Reduced Sales Tax for Research Equipmenteffective January 1, 2017

Dear Colleagues:

Orange County’s current sales/use tax will be decreased from 8% to 7.75% effective January 1, 2017 through June, 2022 for equipment purchased for use in Biotechnology, Engineering, Life Sciences and Physical Sciences research. The attached information regarding this reduction is provided you and your researchers for planning purposes.

If you should any questions, please contact UCI’s Equipment Manager, Helen Chang.


Nancy Lewis

Executive Director, Sponsored Projects


Sponsored Projects Administration

UCI Office of Research

141 Innovation, Suite 250

Irvine, CA  92697-7600

PH:  (949) 824-2897

Fax: (949) 824-2094


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or-winter-sig   IMPORTANT: The Office of Research will be closed for the UCI winter break from December 23, 2016 through January 2, 2017.  For guidance regarding funding opportunities with submission deadlines during the break, contact your Contract and Grant Officer as soon as possible.


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