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Washington Local Sales Tax Rate Changes July 2012


 Washington Local Sales Tax Rate Changes July 2012

Washington State Department of Revenue has announced the following rate changes effective July 1, 2012:

City of Wenatchee – increase of 0.2% for Public Facilities District.

Local sales tax rate- 1.8%
State sales tax rate- 6.5%
Combined rate: 8.3%


City of Walla Walla – increase of 0.2% establishing a Transportation Benefit District (TBD). Businesses within the city will be subject to collecting the new tax. The new rate applies to sales and use tax.  The revenue will be used for transportation services.

Local sales tax rate- 2.4%
State sales tax rate- 6.5%
Combined rate: 8.9%

NOTE: Special reporting instructions for sales or leases of motor vehicles are contained in the City of Walla Walla Transportation Benefit District Car Dealers and Leasing Companies bulletin.

City of Tacoma – increase of 0.1% to be used for chemical dependency and mental health treatment services. Commonly called the City of Tacoma Mental Health Tax.

Local sales tax rate- 3.0%
State sales tax rate- 6.5%
Combined rate: 9.5%

City of Ferndale - increase of 0.2% establishing a Transportation Benefit District (TBD). Businesses within the city will be subject to collecting the new tax. The new rate applies to sales and use tax. The revenue will be used for transportation services.

Local sales tax rate- 2.2%
State sales tax rate- 6.5%
Combined rate: 8.7%

NOTE: Special reporting instructions for sales or leases of motor vehicles are contained in the City of Ferndale Transportation Benefit District Car Dealers and Leasing Companies bulletin.

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