Table 16

NUMBER OF STATE EXCISE TAXPAYERS

Registered Accounts by County and Reporting Frequency

July 1996 and July 1997

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           July 1996                     July 1997___________________
County        Total     Monthly  Quarterly Annual  Nonreporter  Total
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Adams           891	        199	     314	250	    196       959
Asotin          873	        139	     313	230	    200       882
Benton        6,636	      1,320	   2,509   1,307	  1,822     6,958
Chelan        5,178	      1,141	   1,764   1,057	  1,207     5,169
Clallam       5,492	        887	   1,904   1,358	  1,508     5,657
Clark        18,329	      2,656	   6,513   4,551	  5,873    19,593
Columbia        354	         79	     106	 89	     60       334
Cowlitz       5,064	      1,017	   1,695   1,220	  1,331     5,263
Douglas       1,244	        212	     523	378	    400     1,513
Ferry           477	         61	     157	168	    123       509
Franklin      2,125	        508	     731	450	    534     2,223
Garfield        113	         25	      31	 32	     25       113
Grant         3,262	        709	   1,193	747	    802     3,451
Grays Harbor  4,896	        890	   1,615   1,243	  1,322     5,070
Island        4,156	        588	   1,571   1,258	  1,490     4,907
Jefferson     2,904	        382	   1,006	773	    875     3,036
King        140,588	     23,557	  46,194  30,294	 45,865   145,910
Kitsap		15,268	      1,916	   4,597   4,137	  5,468    16,118
Kittitas	 2,265	        394	     713	549	    657     2,313
Klickitat	 1,232	        184	     453	330	    286     1,253
Lewis		 5,039	        865	   1,696   1,259	  1,408     5,228
Lincoln         732	        128	     245	216	    176       765
Mason		 3,357	        446	   1,065	893	  1,091     3,495
Okanogan	 2,680	        488	     927	658	    689     2,762
Pacific       1,765	        302	     660	475	    400     1,837
Pend Oreille	   799	         87	     289	228	    217       821
Pierce		38,867	      6,088	  12,908   8,363	 12,407    39,766
San Juan	 2,258	        345	     835	613	    618     2,411
Skagit		 7,599	      1,378	   2,497   1,875	  2,208     7,958
Skamania	   490	         51	     156	118	    159       484
Snohomish	38,951	      6,085	  12,757   8,867    12,984    40,693
Spokane      24,695	      4,659	   8,340   5,807	  7,048    25,854
Stevens       2,479	        369	     841	760	    667     2,637
Thurston	14,887	      2,009	   4,959   3,429	  5,131    15,528
Wahkiakum	   293	         37	      95	105	     66       303
Walla Walla	 2,572	        532	     880	576	    643     2,631
Whatcom      13,230	      2,231	   4,028   3,424	  4,197    13,880
Whitman       1,704	        326	     586	467	    406     1,785
Yakima		10,416	      2,201	   3,441   2,220	  2,806    10,668
SUBTOTAL    394,160	     65,491	 131,107  90,774	123,365   410,737
Out-Of-State	34,223	      9,215	  14,379   3,496	  9,662    36,752
  TOTAL     428,383	     74,706	 145,486  94,270	133,027   447,489
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Note: Effective 7/1/96, non-retail firms with less than $12,000 annual gross income will not be registered