Lacey’s sales tax is going up July 1, from 8.7 percent to 8.9 percent.
The increase is due to a February ballot measure that voters approved that will fund the city’s Transportation Benefit District. The tax rate increase will last 10 years.
Mayor Andy Ryder told The Olympian in February that Lacey residents could pay for roads now, or pay more later.
“If we wait until roads fail, then it will cost three times as much to repair,” Ryder said. “That is not a fiscally responsible way to run the city.”
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Lacey’s sales tax will sit slightly higher than neighboring Olympia’s, which is 8.8 percent. Tumwater already has an 8.9 percent sales tax.
The Department of Revenue reports that the sales tax in Chehalis also will increase July 1 — from 8 percent to 8.2 percent.
To learn what the sales tax is where you live, visit the Department of Revenue’s website.