Sales Tax Rate In $locality Washington 2018 Kent, Washington Sales Tax

Local Sales Tax - Kent

KENT Sales Tax Rate


2018 Kent sales tax
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Tax Jurisdiction Sales Tax
Washington State Sales Tax 6.50%
County Sales Tax N/A
Kent Sales Tax 3.50%
Special Sales Tax N/A
Combined Sales Tax 10.00% [Is this data incorrect?]

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The Kent, Washington sales tax is 10.00% , consisting of 6.50% Washington state sales tax and 3.50% Kent local sales taxes.The local sales tax consists of a 3.50% city sales tax.

  • The Kent Sales Tax is collected by the merchant on all qualifying sales made within Kent
  • Groceries are exempt from the Kent and Washington state sales taxes
  • Kent collects a 3.5% local sales tax, the maximum local sales tax allowed under Washington law
  • Kent has a higher sales tax than 100% of Washington's other cities and counties

Kent Washington Sales Tax Exemptions

KENT - 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. Kent 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 Kent.

Groceries:TAX EXEMPT Clothing:10% Prepared Food:13.5% Prescription Drugs:3.5% Non-Prescription Drugs:3.5%

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All merchants operating in Kent 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.

Kent Sales Tax Region ZIP Codes

The Kent sales tax region partially or fully covers 6 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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