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Washington Cities Spread Out


 New annexation in Island County, Washington.

A number of cities in Washington State have announced upcoming annexations of unincorporated territory. In other words, they're spreading out.

The following cities will have increased boundaries, effective October 1, 2013:

  • Bellevue, King County;
  • Bellingham, Whatcom County;
  • Coulee City, Grant County (three distinct annexations);
  • Goldendale, Klickitat County;
  • Langley, Island County;
  • Richland, Benton County (two distinct annexations);
  • Ridgefield, Clark County;
  • Roslyn, Kittitas County;
  • Sultan, Snohomish County (four distinct annexations);
  • Tieton, Yakima County;
  • Toledo, Lewis County;
  • Tonasket, Okanogan County (two distinct annexations);
  • Tumwater, Thurston County;
  • Wenatchee, Chelan County; and
  • White Salmon, Klickitat County (two distinct annexations).

Sales tax rates for businesses located in the annexed areas may be affected. Not sure if new rates apply? Check with each city's planning departments.

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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.