Washington: New Hotel Tax, April 2016
- Feb 9, 2016 | Gail Cole
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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