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Washington State: Q4 2014 Annexations May Bring New Tax Rates


 Walla Walla, Washington.

Numerous cities in Washington State are increasing their boundaries through annexations, effective October 1, 2014. As a result, the sales and use tax rates of businesses in the annexed areas may change.

The following cities are imposing annexations:

  • Cle Elum, Kittitas County
  • Colville, Stevens County
  • Duvall, King County
  • Entiat, Chelan County
  • Kalama, Cowlitz County
  • Kittitas, Kittitas County
  • Milton, King County
  • Napavine, Lewis County
  • Olympia, Thurston County
  • Quincy, Grant County
  • Renton, King County
  • Ritzville, Adams County
  • Selah, Yakima County
  • Skagit PTBA, Skagit County
  • Sprague, Lincoln County
  • Walla Walla, Walla Walla County (say that 5 times, fast)
  • Wenatchee, Chelan County

Some of the cities listed above are imposing multiple annexations. See the Washington State Department of Revenue for additional information, including location codes, annexation names, and ordinance numbers.

More detailed information is available through the city 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.