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Washington: New Hotel Tax, April 2016

  • Feb 9, 2016 | Gail Cole

 New local lodging tax in Washington State.

The City of Liberty Lake is located on the eastern edge of Washington State, between Spokane and the Idaho border. Effective April 1, 2016, it will impose a special hotel/motel tax of 1.3% on certain lodging businesses, in addition to the existing 2% lodging tax (imposed by the Spokane County Public Facilities District).

Liberty Lake lodging businesses with 40 or more rooms must levy the following on room charges: 8.7% (retail sales tax) plus 3.3% (hotel/motel tax), for a total combined rate: 12.0%.

The rate for Liberty Lake lodging businesses with 39 or fewer rooms is as follows: 8.7% (retail sales tax) plus 1.3% (hotel/motel tax), for a total combined rate: 10.0%.

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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.