Washington– Sales and Use Tax: Local Rate Changes and Municipal Annexations Announced May 4, 2020.


Certain Washington counties and cities will impose local sales and use tax rate changes effective July 1, 2020.

Local Rate Changes

San Juan County increases its local rate by 0.2%. The rate in Friday Harbor will be 8.5%, and the rate in unincorporated areas will be 8.3%. The retail sale of motor vehicles and the lease of motor vehicles for up to the first thirty-six months is subject to different codes and rates.

The City of Anacortes will increase its rate by 0.1%, for a total rate of 8.8%. The retail sale of motor vehicles and the lease of motor vehicles for up to the first thirty-six months is subject to a rate of 8.5%.

Municipal Annexations

Beginning July 1, 2020, the following Washington cities have imposed annexations that may impact businesses’ sales and use tax rates: Ritzville, Kennewick, Forks, Battle Ground, Kalama, Connell, Mattawa, Moses Lake, Ellensburg, Omak, Fife (two annexations), Milton, Tacoma, Friday Harbor, Sedro-Woolley, and Arlington (two annexations).


For more information visit: dor.wa.gov

Washington department of revenue
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