Taxicabs (may also apply to limousines)

Updated November 2016

This tax guide helps owners and independent drivers of taxicabs (and limousines) understand how Washington’s retail sales tax, business and occupation (B&O) tax, and public utility tax apply to their activities. This guide covers the taxability of income from:

  • Rentals of taxicabs to independent drivers,
  • Fares,
  • Surcharges for fuel, additional passengers and baggage; and
  • Tips.