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State & local government revenue sources

Washington state & local government revenue sources, Fiscal Year 2016

($ millions)

Source Amount
Sales & Gross Receipts Tax $22,667
Property Tax $10,458
Individual & Corporate Income Tax $0
Other Taxes $3,646
Education Charges $3,257
Hospital Charges $4,081
Other Charges $11,867
Interest Earnings $960
Other General Revenue $3,613
Total $60,549

Fiscal Year 2016

  • 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 modified: October 29, 2018
E-mail: OFM.Forecasting@ofm.wa.gov