Property Tax Rate: City portion is $1.18 per $1000 value of property, paid by property owners to the Pierce County Auditor. Owners pay other property taxes to other jurisdictions. See the full break-down.
Sales Tax Rate: 2.3% (local portion) + 0.5% (Sound Transit RTA) + 6.5% (state portion) = total sales tax rate 9.3% paid by shoppers on non-food items purchased. The State of Washington has a sales tax look-up app. Click here for more information
Business & Occupation (B&O)Tax: Sumner does not have a B&O tax over and above the State tax.
Utility Fund Tax: 6%
paid by utility customers on their water-sewer utility, the refuse utility, and the storm sewer utility
Commercial Parking: 15% gross proceeds
any business charging for commercial parking
Lodging Tax: 5% for facilities with 26 rooms or more/2% for facilities with 25 rooms or less
plus $0.50 per room night collected for Pierce County’s Tourism Promotion Area
paid by guests of the hotel on their room bill
Gambling: Bingo and raffles 5% of gross receipts (except charities holding one event per year and earning less than $10,000); punchboards and pull tabs 5% of gross receipts; paid by business offering gambling at their establishment/event
Real Estate Excise Tax: 0.25% of selling price
paid by property owners to the Pierce County Treasurer at closing
Other State Taxes: Click here for more information from the Washington State Department of Revenue