Washington state sales tax rate6.5%
* Due to varying local sales tax rates, we strongly recommend using our Washington sales tax calculator to look up the exact sales tax rate for your location.
NOTE: The outbreak of COVID-19 (caused by the coronavirus) may have impacted sales tax filing due dates in Washington. Please consult your local tax authority for specific details. For more information, visit our ongoing coverage of the virus and its impact on sales tax compliance.
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 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!
Washington sales tax calculator
Enter a valid address below to look up the sales tax rate for the exact location
Why can't I just use the ZIP code?
- There are often multiple sales tax rates per ZIP code, county, and city.
- ZIP codes often overlap, or become subsets of other ZIP codes, or represent no geographic region at all.
- ZIP codes aren't stable. In any given year, the USPS makes numerous boundary changes to ZIP code areas.
For the most accurate sales tax rate, use an exact street address.
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Combined Tax Rate%
What do these tax rates mean?
The combined tax rate is the total sales tax rate of the jurisdiction for the address you submitted.
The jurisdiction breakdown shows the different sales tax rates making up the combined rate.
While most taxable products are subject to the combined sales tax rate, some items are taxed differently at state and local levels. Be sure to apply the correct sales tax rate to your sale.
The rates presented are current for the date and time you submitted the address, but may change at any time with new tax legislation.
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How to use this sales tax rate
Determine who's responsible to collect and remit the sales tax amount.
Determine if your product or service is taxable in the responsible party’s jurisdictions.
Apply the sales tax rate shown above to your taxable product or service’s value.
Washington sales tax resources
This one-page guide to Washington sales tax covers collection, filing, and due dates. Think of it as your compliance cheat-sheet.
Just getting started? Our Washington Sales Tax Guide for Businesses can help you understand the ins and outs of sales tax compliance.