PSBJ: Washington state’s combined state and average local sales tax rate is 8.78 percent, the third highest in the country, according to the Tax Foundation. The state’s tax rate is 6.5 percent; the average local sales tax rate is 2.28 percent. The highest combined rates were in Tennessee (9.41 percent), California (9.06), Washington state (8.78), Oklahoma (8.44) and Louisiana (8.43).
…and in King County it jumps to 9.5% for general merchandise and 10% on restaurant and beverage, which is more than every other state listed.
It’s about time someone else noticed.