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King County food and beverage tax

The King County food and beverage tax expired October 1, 2011.

What is the King County food and beverage tax?

It is a consumer tax on the sale of food and beverages sold by restaurants, taverns, and bars in King County

How do I pay the tax?

The tax is collected by the vendor and reported on the excise tax return.

What rate do I pay?

The rate is .005 and is in addition to retail sales tax.

What are the funds used for?

They are used to fund the professional baseball stadium in Seattle.