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Washington: Boundary, Sales Tax Rate Change for Skagit County


 Thousands of tulips bloom each spring in Washington's Skagit Valley.

Skagit County, Washington, is located in the northwest corner of the Evergreen State, north of Seattle and south of Bellingham. It is home to islands, rivers, and mountains and is known for the thousands of tulips that bloom there each spring.

Effective October 1, 2013, the boundaries for the Skagit County Public Transportation Benefit Area (PTBA) are changing. A portion of Unincorporated Skagit County currently reporting to location code number 2900 will report to location code 2929. This change impacts the sales tax rate for retail sales and services business.

Sales Tax Rate Change

The local sales tax rate for location code number 2900 (unincorporated Skagit County) is 1.3%. The local sales tax rate for location code number 2929 (unincorporated areas in the PTBA) is 1.7%. With the boundary changes, some businesses will have to collect and remit a different rate.

The state rate for both locations is the same, at 6.5%. Given that, the total rate of sales tax for 2900 is 7.8%. The total rate of sales tax for 2929 is 8.2%.

Would you like to see a map of that? You can, at the Washington State Department of Revenue. Click here.

Skagit County isn't the only locality in Washington State with upcoming boundary changes. How do you track the numerous sales tax rate and boundary changes?

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.