City Taxes

Overview
Marysville collects general taxes from businesses primarily through special local taxes on specific types of business activity including the utility tax, gambling tax and admissions tax.

Snohomish County, Washington state and other jurisdictions collect other taxes, including property taxes; sales taxes and lodging, leasehold and real estate excises.

How Taxing Works
Businesses will receive a single property tax bill from Snohomish County, which collects the property tax for all governmental entities in the county. Property in Marysville is taxed by a combination of some (but not all) of the following jurisdictions:
  • City of Marysville
  • Lake Stevens School District
  • Lakewood School District
  • Marysville Fire District
  • Marysville School District
  • Regional Emergency Medical Services
  • Snohomish County
  • State School Fund
General Taxing Authority Available to the City of Marysville
Property Tax**
Sub-Tax Category 2016 Marysville Imposed Rate Maximum Allowed by Law
Regular $2.27^ $3.60
Special Voted EMS $0.40^ $0.50

Sales Tax
Sub-Tax Category 2016 Marysville Imposed Rate Maximum Allowed by Law
Regular 0.85% 0.85%
Criminal Justice 0.10% 0.10%
Transit None 0.30%
TBD 0.20% 0.20%
Combined Sales Tax 1.15% 1.45%
Combined State/Local Sales Tax Assessed 8.8% Jan. 1 through Mar. 31 2016
9.1% effective Apr. 1 2016


Utility Tax
Sub-Tax Category 2016 Marysville Imposed Rate Maximum Allowed by Law
Telephone 6.00% 6.00%
Electric & Gas 5.00% 6.00%

Gambling Tax
Sub-Tax Category Sub-Tax Category Maximum Allowed by Law
Bingo and raffles 5.00% 7.5%
Amusement games 2.00% 2.00%
Punch boards / pull tabs 5.00% 5.00%
Card Rooms 20.00% 20.00%

Major Tax Sources
Major Tax Source 2016 Marysville Imposed Rate Maximum Allowed by Law
Business and Occupation Tax None 0.20%
Cable TV / Franchise Fee 5.00% 5.00%
Admissions Tax 5.00% 5.00%
Hotel / Motel Tax 2.00% 2.00%

Leasehold
Sub-Tax Category 2016 Marysville Imposed Rate Maximum Allowed by Law

4.00% 4.00%
State/Local Total Tax Assessed 12.84%

Real Estate Excise Tax
Major Tax Source 2016 Marysville Imposed Rate Maximum Allowed by Law
1st Quarter 0.25% 0.25%
2nd Quarter 0.25% 0.25%
Combined State/Local Total Tax 1.78%

* Depends on other taxing districts, business, and other

** Assess as levy rate per $1,000 of assessed value

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