Effective April 1, 2017, the regional transit authority (RTA) portion of the combined retail sales tax rate in King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties in Washington will increase five-tenths of one percent (0.5%) for a total RTA rate of one and four-tenths of one percent (1.4%).  In the city of Seattle, this means that the combined retail sales tax rate will increase from 9.6 percent to 10.1 percent.  This tax increase was approved by voters last November with the passage of Proposition 1 which will expand and coordinate light-rail, commute-rail, and express bus service, and improve access to transit facilities in King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties.

If you have any questions about state and local taxes, please contact Rachel A. Le Mieux or Sonjia Barker at (206) 382-7777.

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