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Washington Sales Tax Rate Changes, April 2016


 Spring brings sales tax rate changes to Washington State.

Several sales and use tax rate increases will take effect in Washington State, effective April 1, 2016.

City rate increases (raise revenue for transportation services):

  • Centralia: + 0.2% for a new rate of 8.2%
  • Clarkston: + 0.2% for a new rate of 7.9%
  • Enumclaw: + 0.1% for a new rate of 8.7%
  • Mill Creek: + 0.3% for a new rate of 9.9%
  • Monroe: + 0.3% for a new rate of 9.2%
  • Shelton: + 0.2% for a new rate of 8.8%
  • Tacoma: + 0.1% for a new rate of 9.6%

County rate increases:

  • Clallam County: + 0.2% (for optional sales tax) for a new rate of 8.4% in the unincorporated areas. Also affected:
    • Forks: 8.4%
    • Port Angeles: 8.4%
    • Sequim TBD: 8.7%
  • Pacific County: + 0.1% (for emergency communication) for a new rate of 8% in the unincorporated area and the following:
    • Ilwaco
    • Long Beach
    • Raymond
    • South Bend
  • Snohomish County: + 0.3% (for transportation) (click on link for new rates)

Special rates may apply to the sale or lease of motor vehicles. Additional information is available through the Washington State Department of Revenue. Local rates for all states are available on this free sales tax rate map.

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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.