OLYMPIA – March 10, 2016 – Consumers in Centralia, Clallam County, Clarkston, Enumclaw, Pacific County, Shelton, portions of Snohomish County within the Public Transportation Benefit Area and Tacoma will see their sales tax rate increase on purchases starting Friday, April 1.
Shoppers in the city of Centralia will pay two-tenths of one percent more in sales and use tax to a tax rate of 8.2 percent. That increased sales tax will be used to support a new transportation benefit district.
Consumers in unincorporated Clallam County will now pay an 8.4 percent sales tax. That’s an increase of two-tenths of one percent, which the county will be able to use for general fund purposes.
The sales tax rate in the city of Clarkston will increase by two-tenths of one percent to a tax rate of 7.9 percent. That tax increase will be used to pay for transportation services within a new transportation benefit district.
The sales tax rate in the city of Enumclaw will rise by one-tenth of one percent to help pay for transportation services in a new transportation benefit district. Consumers in the city will now pay an 8.7 percent sales tax.
The sales tax rate in both the cities and unincorporated areas of Pacific County will increase by one-tenth of one percent to 8 percent to help pay for emergency communication systems and facilities.
Shoppers in the city of Shelton will pay two-tenths of one percent more in sales tax to a tax rate of 8.8 percent. That tax increase will be used to help pay for transportation services in a new transportation benefit district.
The sales and use tax rate within the Snohomish County Public Transportation Benefit Area (PTBA) will increase three-tenths of one percent to help pay for transportation services. The PTBA doesn’t include the cities of Everett or areas of Everett not in the regional transit authority, and it does not include a portion of unincorporated areas of Snohomish County. The new sales tax rates for affected areas in the PTBA are:
- 9.8 percent in the unincorporated PTBA, Bothell/Snohomish, Brier, Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Mukilteo and Woodway
- 8.9 percent in the unincorporated PTBA that isn’t part of the regional transit authority, cities of Darrington, Gold Bar, Granite Falls, Index, Lake Stevens and Sultan
- 9.1 percent in Arlington, Marysville, Snohomish (city), and Stanwood
- 9.2 percent in Monroe
- 9.9 percent in Mill Creek
Shoppers in the city of Tacoma will pay one-tenth of one percent more in sales tax to a rate of 9.6 percent. The increase will help pay for transportation service in a new transportation benefit district.
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To receive advanced notice of local sales tax changes, visit our listserv.
To read more about the rate changes, visit Revenue’s local tax rate page.
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