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2012 Property Tax Levy Rate for Properties Located in Federal Way
Yes, if you conduct any gambling activity on the premises, you must first obtain approval through the Washington State Gambling Commission. In addition, any business authorized by the State Gambling Commission to operate social card games and/or expanded card room activities are required by the City to pay an additional $500 for a new or expanded license or during when a change in ownership occurs. The City license is renewed annually, with a fee of $100.
The City also requires a business to file and remit a monthly (or quarterly depending upon the annual amount of tax) gambling tax return to the City. To obtain quarterly filing status, an establishment must gross less than $10,000 in gambling revenues (based upon prior years history) and request a change with the Finance Department. The gambling tax return is due the last day of the month following activity. Monthly Return (for establishments with revenues over $10,000/year) Quarterly Return (for establishments with revenues under $10,000/year)
The sales tax rate for businesses operating in the City of Federal Way is 9.5% rate effective 10/1/11. All businesses operating in the City of Federal Way must use tax code #1732 when filing their combined excise tax return with the State. The sales tax is paid to Washington State Department of Revenue through the remittance of the Combined State Excise Return and is distributed as follows: For more information see the State of Washington, Department of Revenue web page.