Washington: Boundary, Sales Tax Rate Change for Skagit County
- Aug 19, 2013 | Gail Cole
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%.
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