OLYMPIA – Sept. 22, 2016 – Consumers in the cities of Ellensburg, Mattawa and Othello will pay a higher sales tax rate on purchases starting Saturday, Oct. 1 to help support transportation services in all three cities.
Shoppers in the city of Ellensburg will pay two-tenths of one percent more in sales and use tax to a total tax rate of 8.2 percent. The increased sales tax will be used to support a new transportation benefit district. This is the first time Ellensburg has raised its local sales tax rate since April 2008.
Consumers in Mattawa will now pay an 8.1 percent sales tax rate, an increase of two-tenths of one percent. The increased tax receipts will help pay for a new transportation benefit district. The last time Mattawa raised its local sales tax rate was in April 2006.
The sales and use tax rate in the city of Othello will increase two-tenths of one percent to a total tax rate of 7.9 percent. That increased tax will help support a new transportation benefit district. Othello last raised its local sales tax rate in April 2009.
Revenue provides a mobile app for iOS and Android users to find the right sales tax in any location around the state. Download the version from Revenue’s website: Tax Rate Mobile.
To receive advanced notice of local sales tax changes, visit listserv and select “sales tax rate changes.”
To read more about the rate changes, visit Revenue’s local tax rate page.
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