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note This tax expired on October 1, 2011.

What is the King County food and beverage tax?

It is a consumer tax on the sale of food and beverages sold by restaurants, taverns, and bars in King County.


How do I pay the tax?

The tax is collected by the vendor and reported on the excise tax return.


What rate do I pay?

The rate is .005 and is in addition to retail sales tax.


What are the funds used for?

They are used to fund the professional baseball stadium in Seattle.

 

 

More information

Special Notice - King County Food & Beverage Tax Expires new

Tax Information for Retailers of Prepared Food

Lodging Tax Guide

References

Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 82.14.360

Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 458-20-12401