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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

Tax Information for Retailers of Prepared Food

Lodging Tax Guide


Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 82.14.360

Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 458-20-12401