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New sales tax rate increases in effect in several Washington state cities, counties

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New tax rate increases went into effect in several Washington state cities and counties on Monday. 

The increases will help pay for criminal justice, emergency communications, facilities, public safety services and cultural access programs, according to the Department of Revenue

The Department of Revenue provided a detailed breakdown of the tax increases (see below) and also provided a mobile app users can download to find the right sales tax in any location around the state. 

City/County Rate increase Location/new sales tax rate Purpose
Adams Three-tenths of 1 percent

Unincorporated areas, Hatton, Lind, Ritzville, Washtucna: 8.0 percent

Othello: 8.2 percent

Criminal justice, public safety
City of Anacortes Two-tenths of 1 percent 8.7 percent Transportation services
City of Kirkland One-tenth of 1 percent 10.1 percent Criminal justice, public safety
City of Tacoma

One-tenth of 1 percent

10.2 percent Cultural access programs
City of Shoreline Two-tenths of 1 percent 10.2 percent Transportation services
Cities in Snohomish County and unincorporated Snohomish County One-tenth of 1 percent

Unincorporated areas: 9.2 percent

Unincorporated areas not in the regional transportation authority: 7.8 percent

Unincorporated areas in the public transportation benefit area: 10.4 percent

Unincorporated areas in the public transportation benefit area but not in the regional transportation authority: 9.0 percent

Arlington, Stanwood: 9.2 percent

Bothell/Snohomish, Brier, Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace, Woodway: 10.4 percent

Darrington, Gold Bar, Granite Falls, Index, Lake Stevens, Sultan: 9.0  percent

Everett: 9.8 percent

City of Everett that is not in the regional transportation authority: 8.4 percent

Lynnwood, Mill Creek, Mukilteo: 10.5 percent

Marysville, Monroe: 9.3 percent

City of Snohomish: 9.2 percent

Emergency communication systems and facilities
Cities and unincorporated areas in Spokane County within the Spokane County Public Transportation Benefit Area One-tenth of 1 percent

Unincorporated areas: 8.9 percent

Airway Heights: 9.1 percent

Cheney, Liberty Lake, Medical Lake, Millwood, Spokane, Spokane Valley: 8.9 percent

Transportation services
Cities and unincorporated areas in Thurston County within the Thurston County Public Transportation Benefit Area Four-tenths of 1 percent

Unincorporated areas: 9.1 percent

Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater: 9.3 percent

Yelm: 9.1 percent

Transportation services

 

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