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State & local government revenue sources

Washington state & local government revenue sources, Fiscal Year 2014

($ millions)

Source Amount
Sales & Gross Receipts Tax $19,447
Property Tax $9,633
Individual & Corporate Income Tax $0
Other Taxes $3,106
Education Charges $3,188
Hospital Charges $3,627
Other Charges $6,448
Interest Earnings $796
Other General Revenue $3,207
Total $49,452

Fiscal Year 2014

  • 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: December 21, 2016
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