Washington Sales & Use Tax

Washington levies a 6.5% state sales tax on the retail sale, lease, or rental of most goods and some services. Local jurisdictions impose additional sales taxes ranging between 0% and 3.9%. The range of total sales tax rates within the state of Washington is between 6.5% and 10.4%. Certain items, such as groceries and prescription drugs, may be exempt from sales tax. Additionally, Washington has a destination-based sales tax, which means the sales tax rate is based on the location where the goods are delivered or the services are performed. This can be important for businesses that sell goods or services across different locations within the state.

Use tax (same rate) is also collected on the consumption, use or storage of goods in Washington if sales tax was not paid on the purchase of the goods. Returns are to be filed on or before the 25th day of the month following the month in which the purchases were made.

Statute for Refunds: 36 Months

Utility Exemption: No

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