Taxes and Incentives

Property Tax

Property taxes are assessed and collected by the Snohomish County government. Taxes are distributed to the County, cities, school/hospital/library districts and the State.

Real and Personal Property Tax Rate

  • $8.21 per $1000 of assessed value at 100% of market value
  • Detailed property tax information is available through the Snohomish County Assessor

City of Everett Multifamily Property Tax Exemption (MFTE)

  • The City offers both 8-year and 12-year property tax exemption on the value of improvements to qualifying multifamily projects in designated urban centers, including Metro Everett
  • MFTE Application
  • MFTE Code and Target Areas

Business and Occupation Tax (B&O)

In place of a corporate income tax, Washington levies a B&O tax on the gross receipts of business activity occurring in the State. Complete information on the B&O tax and additional rate categories can be found through the City of Everett Business Tax Division.

City of Everett B&O Credit

Retail Sales and Use Tax

The Sales and Use Tax is Washington’s principal revenue source. It is comprised of a state component at 6.5% and a local component at 1.2% – 3.8%; total 7.7% – 10.3%. Businesses making retail sales in Washington collect sales tax from their customer. A retail sale is the sale of tangible personal property. It is also the sale of services such as installation, repair, cleaning, altering, improving, construction, and decorating. Major exemptions to the sales tax include purchases for resale, groceries and prescription drugs, interstate and foreign sales, and manufacturing/processing equipment. The Use Tax is applied on taxable items purchased in another state and brought to Washington if that state did not collect sales tax. Use Tax rates are the same as Sales Tax.

Complete information on the Sales and Use Tax can be found through the Department of Revenue.

Washington State Taxes and Incentives

  1. Aerospace firms
  2. High technology firms
  3. Agriculture & food processing
  4. Job training financial support

Aerospace firms incentives

  • Reduced B&O Tax rate for aerospace manufacturing
  • Credit against the B&O Tax for preproduction development expenditures
  • Credit against the B&O Tax for property/leasehold taxes paid on aerospace manufacturing facilities
  • Sales & Use Tax exemption for computer hardware/software and peripherals

For a complete overview of State incentives, please visit Washington State Department of Revenue