General Sales Tax
The City of Washington has three (3) sales tax rates. There is a one-cent rate which is collected for use in the General Fund. The one-cent has been in effect since 1970.
Sales Tax for Capital Improvements
There is a one-half cent sales tax that is collected for use for Capital Improvement. The citizens originally authorized this tax in 1989 for five (5) years. It was re-authorized for a second period of eight (8) years starting in 1994, a third period of eight (8) years starting in 2002, a fourth period starting in 2010 and a fifth period starting in 2018.
Sales Tax for Transportation
A one-half cent sales tax was passed by voters in April 2005, effective October 1, 2005 with expiration date of June 30, 2030, for transportation purposes. This includes, but not limited to, payment of local share of the cost of expanding Hwy 100 from Interstate 44 to High Street from two (2) lanes to four (4) lanes.
In addition to the three (3) sales tax rates equaling 2% by the City of Washington, county and state taxes bring the total sales tax to 8.35%; Washington Phoenix Center II sales tax is 9.1%.
Capital Improvement Sales Tax Projects