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
|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
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