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Taxes and Incentives

Retail sales tax in Ritzville is the lowest in the state of Washington (7.6%)  

Retail sales in Ritzville are growing.  In 2005, it exceeded $255,000, the most since 1997.

Hotel/Motel tax has also grown by more than 50% since 2002 ($41,852 in 2002 to the highest ever at $64,634 in 2005)  

Increases in property tax on existing property are limited to 1%.   

There are special taxing districts which have been formed by vote of the people – Library, Parks and Recreation, and Hospital Districts.  One special levy was voted for a limited time to purchase a new fire truck for the city.

When comparing with locations in other states, remember that there is no state individual income tax.  

There is a state Business and Occupation Tax, but the City of Ritzville does not levy a City Business and Occupation Tax.  

There is no transit tax on retail sales.