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Washington sales tax rate changes, January 2017

 Washington: local sales and use tax rate changes take effect January 1, 2017.

Local sales and use tax rate changes are set to take effect in Washington state on January 1, 2017.

City rate changes

Twisp is establishing a new Transportation Benefit District (TBD) to raise revenue for transportation services. It will increase the local sales and use tax rate by two-tenths of one percent (0.002), to 1.9%. The new combined state and local sales and use tax rate will be 8.4%. Additional information.

County rate changes

To raise revenue for criminal justice and public safety, Grays Harbor County will increase local sales and use tax by three-tenths of one percent (0.003). The rate increase applies to all taxable sales within the county, with the exception of the retail sale or use of motor vehicles, and the lease of motor vehicles for up to the first 36 months of the lease. New local (and combined) rates are as follows:

  • Unincorporated areas: 2.3% (8.8%)
  • Aberdeen TBD: 2.43% (8.93%)
  • Cosmopolis: 2.3% (8.8%)
  • Elma: 2.3% (8.8%)
  • Hoquaim: 2.3% (8.8%)
  • McCleary: 2.3% (8.8%)
  • Montesano: 2.3% (8.8%)
  • Oakville: 2.3% (8.8%)
  • Ocean Shores: 2.3% (8.8%)
  • Westport: 2.3% (8.8%)

Additional information.

Fun fact: Aberdeen and Hoquaim received record-breaking rainfall during the month of October, 2016; 20.02 inches in Aberdeen and 15.15 inches in Hoquiam. In a normal October, they receive between 6.5 and 8 inches.

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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.