Sales Tax Rate In $locality Washington 2017 Benton County, Washington Sales Tax

Local Sales Tax - Benton County



2017 Benton County sales tax
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Tax Jurisdiction Sales Tax
Washington State Sales Tax 6.50%
Benton County Sales Tax 1.50%
City Sales Tax N/A
Special Sales Tax N/A
Combined Sales Tax 8.00% [Is this data incorrect?]

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The Benton County, Washington sales tax is 8.00% , consisting of 6.50% Washington state sales tax and 1.50% Benton County local sales taxes.The local sales tax consists of a 1.50% county sales tax.

  • The Benton County Sales Tax is collected by the merchant on all qualifying sales made within Benton County
  • Groceries are exempt from the Benton County and Washington state sales taxes
  • Benton County collects a 1.5% local sales tax, the maximum local sales tax allowed under Washington law
  • Benton County has a lower sales tax than 65.2% of Washington's other cities and counties

Benton County Washington Sales Tax Exemptions

BENTON COUNTY - Local sales tax map

In most states, essential purchases like medicine and groceries are exempted from the sales tax or eligible for a lower sales tax rate. Benton County doesn't collect sales tax on purchases of most groceries. Prepared Food is subject to special sales tax rates under Washington law. Certain purchases, including alcohol, cigarettes, and gasoline, may be subject to additional Washington state excise taxes in addition to the sales tax.

Note that in some areas, items like alcohol and prepared food (including restaurant meals and some premade supermarket items) are charged at a higher sales tax rate than general purchases. Washington's sales tax rates for commonly exempted categories are listed below. Some rates might be different in Benton County.

Groceries:TAX EXEMPT Clothing:8% Prepared Food:11.5% Prescription Drugs:1.5% Non-Prescription Drugs:1.5%

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All merchants operating in Benton County must automatically calculate the sales tax due on each purchase made and include it in separately in the receipt. Goods bought for resale or other business use may be exempted from the sales tax. If you purchase goods online or through the mail and do not pay any sales tax, you are expected to pay use tax to the Washington Department of Revenue . For more details, see the Washington sales tax.

Benton County Sales Tax Region ZIP Codes

The Benton County sales tax region partially or fully covers 2 zip codes in Washington. Remember that ZIP codes do not necessarily match up with municipal and tax region borders, so some of these zip codes may overlap with other nearby tax districts. You can find sales taxes by zip code in Washington here


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