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Washington State Sales Tax Rate Changes, April 2015


 Sales tax in Friday Harbor will increase, April 2015.

The Washington Department of Revenue has announced several local sales tax rate changes, effective April 1, 2015.

The City of Friday Harbor will create a Transportation Benefit District (TBD) to raise revenue for transportation services. Sales and use tax will therefore increase by two-tenths of one percent (0.002). Special reporting requirements exist for sales and leases of motor vehicles. The new combined state and local rate of sales tax for Friday Harbor will be 8.3%.

The City of North Bend will increase sales and use tax by one-tenth of one percent (0.001) to raise revenue for criminal justice and public safety. This tax does not apply to the retail sale or use of motor vehicles or the first 36 months of the lease of a motor vehicle. The new combined rate of sales and use tax in North Bend will be 8.9%.

The City of Seattle will create a Transportation Benefit District (TBD) to raise revenue for transportation services. This will increase sales and use tax in Seattle by one-tenth of one percent (0.001). The new combined rate of state and local sales tax in Seattle will be 9.6%.

The City of Tonasket will increase sales and use tax by one-tenth of one percent (0.001) to raise revenue for criminal justice and public safety. The retail sale/use of motor vehicles are exempt from the public safety tax, as are the first 36 months of the lease of a motor vehicle (see special reporting requirements). The new combined state and local rate for Tonasket will be 8.2%.

Pacific County will increase sales and use tax by one-tenth of a percent (0.001) to raise revenue for chemical dependency and mental health purposes. A new combined state and local rate of 7.9% will take effect in the following areas:

  • Unincorporated areas of Pacific County
  • Ilwaco
  • Long Beach
  • Raymond
  • South Bend

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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.