There’s A High Sales Tax in WA

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.


10 thoughts on “There’s A High Sales Tax in WA”

  1. It was a family member of mine who heard that story on the news about the suspicious cars crusing around Garden State Plaza Mall and Danbury Fair Mall parking lots. Apparently it got leaked to the press and then they stopped crusing for cars with NY license plates shortly afterwards. I’m not sure if NY State ever confirmed or denied if this really happened.

    However, I did dig up this about a border-cam on the Massachusetts-New Hampshire border

    http://bulletin.aarp.org/states/nh/2009/30/articles/bay_state_shoppers_react_border_cam.html

  2. Doesn’t Washington have no Income Tax though?

    In NY we have Income Tax (between 4% & 6.85%) AND one of the highest sales tax (8.25% in my county).

    I’d rather take the 10% food/beverage tax than getting hit by both.

  3. Doesn’t Washington have no Income Tax though?

    In NY we have Income Tax (between 4% & 6.85%) AND one of the highest sales tax (8.25% in my county).

    I’d rather take the 10% food/beverage tax than getting hit by both.

  4. Doesn’t Washington have no Income Tax though?

    In NY we have Income Tax (between 4% & 6.85%) AND one of the highest sales tax (8.25% in my county).

    I’d rather take the 10% food/beverage tax than getting hit by both.

  5. sorry for the multiple posts… for some reason when I submit a comment here I get a ‘zero-byte reply’ so i resubmit it thinking it didn’t work. just came back with IE thinking it might be a browser issue and i see all 3 comments. My bad :(


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