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Snohomish County approves sales tax increase for affordable housing effort

Mukilteo's rate will be 10.6%, tied for the highest in the state


Last updated 12/21/2021 at 10:52am

The Snohomish County Council voted 3-2 Wednesday to increase the sales tax rate by 0.1% in order to fund more affordable housing in the county.

Collection of the 0.1% ($0.01 per $10 purchase) will start in April 2022. The 10.6% sales tax rate in Mukilteo will be the highest in the state along with Lynnwood, Bothell, and Mill Creek. A change in state law in 2020 allows local governments to raise sales taxes by 0.1% for affordable housing and services without sending the tax to a public vote.

Voting for the sales tax increase were Council chair Stephanie Wright, Vice Chair Megan Dunn, and Co...

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