Sales and use tax.
(1) Cities that operate transit systems, county transportation authorities, metropolitan municipal corporations, public transportation benefit areas, high capacity transportation corridor areas, and regional transit authorities may submit an authorizing proposition to the voters and if approved by a majority of persons voting, fix and impose a sales and use tax in accordance with the terms of this chapter, solely for the purpose of providing high capacity transportation service.
(2) The tax authorized pursuant to this section shall be in addition to the tax authorized by RCW 82.14.030 and shall be collected from those persons who are taxable by the state pursuant to chapters 82.08 and 82.12 RCW upon the occurrence of any taxable event within the taxing district. The maximum rate of such tax shall be approved by the voters and shall not exceed one percent of the selling price (in the case of a sales tax) or value of the article used (in the case of a use tax). The maximum rate of such tax that may be imposed shall not exceed nine-tenths of one percent in any county that imposes a tax under RCW 82.14.340, or within a regional transit authority if any county within the authority imposes a tax under RCW 82.14.340.
(3)(a) The exemptions in RCW 82.08.820 and 82.12.820 are for the state portion of the sales and use tax and do not extend to the tax authorized in this section.
(b) The exemptions in RCW 82.08.962 and 82.12.962 are for the state and local sales and use taxes and include the tax authorized by this section.
[2009 c 469 § 106; 2009 c 280 § 5; 1997 c 450 § 5; 1992 c 101 § 28; 1990 2nd ex.s. c 1 § 902; 1990 c 43 § 43.]
| Reviser's note: This section was amended by 2009 c 280 § 5 and by 2009 c 469 § 106, each without reference to the other. Both amendments are incorporated in the publication of this section under RCW 1.12.025(2). For rule of construction, see RCW 1.12.025(1).|
Effective date -- 2009 c 469: See note following RCW 82.08.962.
Findings -- Intent -- Report -- Effective date -- 1997 c 450: See notes following RCW 82.08.820.
Severability -- 1990 2nd ex.s. c 1: See note following RCW 82.14.300.
Changes in tax law -- Liability: RCW 82.08.064, 82.14.055, and 82.32.430.
Local retail sales and use taxes: Chapter 82.14 RCW.
Sales tax imposed -- Retail sales -- Retail car rental: RCW 82.08.020.
Use tax imposed: RCW 82.12.020.