Thursday, July 5, 2012

Local B&O Payments vs. State B&O Payments

Should a business Pay Local B&O?

That depends on where that business goes.

Many Washington cities impose a local Business and Occupation (B&O) tax. This tax is in addition to the B&O tax imposed by the state of Washington.

The state Department of Revenue and its Business Licensing Service do not administer or collect local B&O taxes.

State and local B&O are not the same either in rates or to what business activities are taxable.

The 39 cities listed below levy a local B&O tax. Click on the chart to get the rates and activities from the Association of Washington Cities’ website.


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