Local sales taxes going up in Blaine, Port Angeles and Pacific County

Increases help pay for criminal justice, transportation

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Dec. 14, 2017 – Consumers in the cities of Blaine and Port Angeles, and in Pacific County will pay more sales tax on purchases starting Jan. 1, 2018.

Local sales tax rates in the city of Blaine will increase two-tenths of 1 percent, to a total sales tax rate of 8.7 percent. The tax increase will be used to help pay for transportation services within a newly established transportation benefit district.

Shoppers in the city of Port Angeles will pay a sales tax of 8.6 percent on purchases, an increase of two-tenths of 1 percent. The tax bump will be used to pay for transportation services.

The sales tax rate in the cities and unincorporated areas of Pacific County will increase by one-tenth of 1 percent to a total of 8.1 percent. That tax increase will be used to pay for criminal justice.

Revenue provides a mobile app for iOS and Android users to find the right sales tax in any location around the state. Download the mobile version from Revenue’s website.

To read more about the rate changes, visit Revenue’s local tax rate page.

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The Department of Revenue is Washington state’s primary tax agency, nationally recognized for innovation and quality customer service. Revenue administers nearly 60 categories of taxes that help fund education, social services, health care, corrections, public safety, natural resource conservation and other important services Washington residents count on.