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State & local government revenue sources

Washington state & local government revenue sources, Fiscal Year 2018

($ millions)

Source Amount
Sales & Gross Receipts Tax $26,607
Property Tax $12,379
Individual & Corporate Income Tax $0
Other Taxes $4,784
Education Charges $3,522
Hospital Charges $5,024
Other Charges $14,595
Interest Earnings $1,672
Other General Revenue $4,199
Total $72,782

Fiscal Year 2018

  • Washington is slightly more dependent on charges for services than the U.S. average.
  • Washington is one of a few states without personal or corporate income taxes.
  • Washington depends more heavily on excise taxes, including the general sales & use tax, selective sales taxes, and the gross receipts tax (business & occupation tax) than most any other state.
  • Washington is the only state with a general gross receipts tax - the Business & Occupation Tax.

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Last updated
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
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