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Sales Tax

Breakdown of Tax Dollars Spent

The sales tax rate for the City of Mount Vernon is 8.5%. Where does it go?

  • 6.5% - to the State of Washington
  • 0.85% - to the City of Mount Vernon
  • 0.15% - to Skagit County
  • 0.3% - for new county Jail and Public Safety – new as of January 1, 2014
  • 0.1% - for criminal justice assistance (this is distributed to cities and counties based on population)
  • 0.4% - PTBA (Public Transportation - Skagit Transit)
  • 0.1% - Skagit 9-1-1
  • 0.1% - Skagit County Mental Health Treatment and Services


sales tax pie chart



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