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January 2014 Washington Sales Tax Rate Changes


 Washington State local tax changes, January 2014.

The Department of Revenue has announced several local sales tax rate changes and a boundary change, to take effect January 1, 2014.

RTA boundary change

City of Newcastle: RTA boundary changes “have created a new location code for sales tax reporting.” The code within the City of Newcastle but outside of the RTA boundary will be 4036.

City rate changes

City of Arlington: sales and use tax will increase by two-tenths of one percent (0.002); and

City of Monroe: sales and use tax will increase by one-tenth of one percent (0.001).

Monroe: rates for car dealers and leasing companies.

County rate changes

Kitsap County: sales and use tax will increase one-tenth of one percent (0.001);

Kittitas County: sales tax on the rental of motor vehicles will increase by one percent (0.01); and

Skagit County: sales and use tax will increase three-tenths of one percent (0.003).

Skagit County: rates for car dealers and leasing companies.

Keeping track of sales tax rate changes has never been easy, and it’s about to get a bit harder in Washington State. According to the Department of Revenue, “Due to budget constraints, the Department will significantly cut down on the number of paper notices mailed to businesses” to inform them of rate changes.

How do you stay on top of sales tax changes? An automated solution makes it simple.

 


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.