Local sales taxes going up in three Washington cities

Increases help pay for transportation and public safety

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Dec. 11, 2018 – Consumers in several Washington cities and counties will pay more in sales tax on purchases starting Jan. 1, 2019. New tax rate increases will go to pay for transportation and public safety services.

Local sales tax rates in the city of Ephrata will increase two-tenths of 1 percent, to a new sales tax rate of 8.2 percent. The increase will help pay for transportation services in a new transportation benefit district.

Shoppers in the city of Marysville will pay a new sales tax rate of 9.2 percent, an increase of one-tenth of 1 percent. The increase will be used to help pay for criminal justice and public safety services.

The local sales tax rate in the city of Ocean Shores will increase by two-tenths of 1 percent, to a total sales tax rate of 9 percent. The tax increase will go to help pay for transportation.

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.