Washington has tools dedicated to helping businesses that sell and deliver goods.
Downloadable databases of addresses and tax jurisdictions that businesses can integrate into accounting systems or your own customized applications. The files are in comma-separated (.txt) format, in zip files. Available by:
Send us your customer address database and we'll send you the location code and sales tax rate for each Washington address.
A downloadable tax calculator workbook using Microsoft Excel that displays tax rates and location codes, calculates totals, and summarizes sales by city or county without an online connection. This Excel Workbook may be used to upload local sales tax data to e-file, or the local sales tax data may be printed and attached to your paper tax return.
Note: The workbook cannot used for sales or leases of motor vehicles or for lodging sales.
The URL Interface provides a direct access to the Washington Department of Revenue’s address-based rate lookup technology platform. Using the URL interface we provide, you can access sales and use tax rate data using address or ZIP + 4 code information and tie the data into your shopping cart checkout process or accounting system in real time.
Source code that provides a sales tax rate lookup using the Department of Revenue's address and rate download files.
The tool has a tax calculator function that provides the tax amount, total and a confirmation code.
With the exception of the map and calculator features, this tool is also accessible by handheld devices such as PDAs, Blackberries and cell phones at taxrates.dor.wa.gov.
- Street address
- ZIP + 4
City and county tax rates
Sales and use tax rates and location codes available in a variety of online, downloadable formats.
Certified Service Providers (CSPs)
Businesses that help taxpayers comply with sales tax collection and remittance requirements in states that are members of the streamlined sales and use tax agreement.