DAN HAMMOCK Fri Dec 23rd, 2016 9:00 pm NEWS
The Daily World
“Consumers in Grays Harbor County will pay a higher sales tax rate on purchases starting Sunday, Jan. 1, with the increase going to support criminal justice and public safety. Voters approved the increase last August.
Some cities have already announced plans to hire additional law enforcement officers with the new revenue.
Shoppers in the cities and unincorporated areas of Grays Harbor County will pay three-tenths of 1 percent more in sales and use tax. The new sales and use tax rate will be 8.8 percent in unincorporated areas and the cities of Cosmopolis, Elma, Hoquiam, McCleary, Montesano, Oakville, Ocean Shores and Westport. The new rate in Aberdeen will be 8.93 percent. For example, a $100 purchase will cost shoppers an additional 30 cents starting Jan. 1. The new rates put Aberdeen above the state average for sales tax, about 8.9 percent”…
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