2016 Spokane, Washington Sales Tax
Local Sales Tax - Spokane
|Tax Jurisdiction||Sales Tax|
|Washington State Sales Tax||6.50%|
|County Sales Tax||N/A|
|Spokane Sales Tax||2.20%|
|Special Sales Tax||N/A|
|Combined Sales Tax||8.70% [Is this data incorrect?]|
The Spokane, Washington sales tax is 8.70% , consisting of 6.50% Washington state sales tax and 2.20% Spokane local sales taxes.The local sales tax consists of a 2.20% city sales tax.
- The Spokane Sales Tax is collected by the merchant on all qualifying sales made within Spokane
- Groceries are exempt from the Spokane and Washington state sales taxes
- Spokane collects a 2.2% local sales tax, the maximum local sales tax allowed under Washington law
- Spokane has a higher sales tax than 75.6% of Washington's other cities and counties
Spokane Washington Sales Tax Exemptions
In most states, essential purchases like medicine and groceries are exempted from the sales tax or eligible for a lower sales tax rate. Spokane 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 Spokane.
Spokane Sales Tax Calculator
All merchants operating in Spokane 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.
Spokane Sales Tax Region ZIP Codes
The Spokane sales tax region partially or fully covers 19 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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- Learn more about the Washington sales tax
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- Spokane sales tax rate map (by SalesTaxHandbook)
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