Washington sales tax

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Washington state sales tax rate

Base state sales tax rate 6.5%
Local rate range 0%-3.9%
Total rate range 6.5%-10.4%

* Due to varying local sales tax rates, we strongly recommend using our Washington sales tax calculator to determine the exact sales tax rate for your location.

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Washington sales tax details

The Washington (WA) state sales tax rate is currently 6.5%. Depending on local municipalities, the total tax rate can be as high as 10.4%.

Other, local-level tax rates in the state of Washington are quite complex compared against local-level tax rates in other states. Washington sales tax may also be levied at the city/county/school/transportation and SPD (special purpose district) levels.

Marketplace facilitators in Washington with no physical presence in the state and more than $100,000 in gross retail sales in the state in the current or preceding calendar year must collect Washington retail sales tax on taxable retail sales. As of January 1, 2020, the $100,000 threshold is based on cumulative gross income in Washington, not retail sales. The threshold refers to all Washington sales made through the marketplace — its own and third-party sales.    

Amazon is headquartered in Washington state, where it also owns and operates several fulfillment centers and customer service centers. This physical presence, or nexus, creates a sales tax obligation for Amazon and many sellers participating in Amazon’s Seller Central and Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) programs.

Washington Sales Tax Rate Guide

Washington sales tax guide for businesses

Our free, online guide covers all aspects of managing Washington sales tax compliance. Topics include:

  • Business registration
  • Collecting sales tax
  • Filing sales tax returns
  • State nexus obligations
  • And more!

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Local Washington sales tax rates

City County State Sales Tax Rate County Sales Tax Rate City Sales Tax Rate Special Sales Tax Rate Total Sales Tax Rate
Seattle King 6.50% 0.00% 3.60% Specify Address 10.10% (1)
Spokane Spokane 6.50% 0.00% 2.40% Specify Address 8.90% (1)
Tacoma Pierce 6.50% 0.00% 3.70% Specify Address 10.20% (1)
Vancouver Clark 6.50% 0.00% 1.90% Specify Address 8.40% (1)
Bellevue King 6.50% 0.00% 3.50% Specify Address 10.00% (1)
Kent King 6.50% 0.00% 3.50% Specify Address 10.00% (1)
Everett Snohomish 6.50% 0.00% 3.30% Specify Address 9.80% (1)
Renton King 6.50% 0.00% 3.50% Specify Address 10.00% (1)
Yakima Yakima 6.50% 0.00% 1.70% Specify Address 8.20% (1)
Bellingham Whatcom 6.50% 0.00% 2.20% Specify Address 8.70% (1)
  1. In some Washington cities, special sales tax rates depend on the exact street address. Use our sales tax calculator below to determine your exact rate.

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Washington sales tax resources

Washington sales tax quick reference guide

This one-page guide to Washington sales tax covers collection, filing, and due dates. Think of it as your compliance cheat-sheet.

Washington sales tax guide for businesses

Just getting started? Our Washington Sales Tax Guide for Businesses can help you understand the ins and outs of sales tax compliance.