Sales Tax Rate In $locality Washington 2019 Thurston County, Washington Sales Tax

Local Sales Tax - Thurston County



2019 Thurston County sales tax
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Tax Jurisdiction Sales Tax
Washington State Sales Tax 6.50%
Thurston County Sales Tax 1.40%
City Sales Tax N/A
Special Sales Tax N/A
Combined Sales Tax 7.90% [Is this data incorrect?]

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The Thurston County, Washington sales tax is 7.90% , consisting of 6.50% Washington state sales tax and 1.40% Thurston County local sales taxes.The local sales tax consists of a 1.40% county sales tax.

  • The Thurston County Sales Tax is collected by the merchant on all qualifying sales made within Thurston County
  • Groceries are exempt from the Thurston County and Washington state sales taxes
  • Thurston County collects a 1.4% local sales tax, the maximum local sales tax allowed under Washington law
  • Thurston County has a lower sales tax than 73.2% of Washington's other cities and counties

Thurston County Washington Sales Tax Exemptions

THURSTON 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. Thurston 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 Thurston County.

Groceries:TAX EXEMPT Clothing:7.9% Prepared Food:11.4% Prescription Drugs:1.4% Non-Prescription Drugs:1.4%

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All merchants operating in Thurston 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.

Thurston County Sales Tax Region ZIP Codes

The Thurston County sales tax region partially or fully covers 5 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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