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Washington lodging tax rate changes, January 2017

  • Dec 9, 2016 | Gail Cole

 Lodging tax for certain Washington businesses will increase in 2017.

Beginning January 1, 2017, lodging tax in Washington’s City of Prosser Tourism Promotion Area (T.P.A.) will increase.

A $2.00 charge per room per night will apply to lodging businesses located within the T.P.A., and with at least 40 rooms, provided the room rate is $70.01 or greater.

For lodging businesses within the T.P.A. with at least 40 rooms and a nightly rate of $70.00 or less, the charge will be $1.00 per night per room.

Additional information, including location codes, is available through the Washington State Department of Revenue.

Occupancy tax compliance is never easy, and basing the rate on the number of rooms in the establishment just makes it trickier. Fortunately, Avalara provides occupancy tax solutions for the hotel industry. Learn more.


Sales tax rates, rules, and regulations change frequently. Although we hope you'll find this information helpful, this blog is for informational purposes only and does not provide legal or tax advice.
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.