Washington sales tax rate changes, January 2018
- Sales Tax Rate Changes
- Nov 15, 2017 | Gail Cole
Several local sales and use tax rate changes are scheduled to take effect in Washington on Jan. 1, 2018.
Up near the Canadian border, the City of Blaine is establishing a transportation benefit district (TBD) to raise revenue for — what else? — transportation. The new combined rate for Blaine will increase to 8.7%. However, a rate of 8.6% applies to the sale and the first 36 months of the lease of motor vehicles reported in the Blaine TBD MVET. Additional details.
Pacific County, in the southwest corner of the state, is imposing a criminal justice tax to fund criminal justice. A new combined rate of 8.1% applies to the following locations:
- Long Beach
- South Bend
- Unincorporated areas
Finally, Port Angeles, on the Olympic Peninsula, will increase the rate of tax to 8.6% to raise revenue for transportation.
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