Effective July 1, 2021, local sales and use tax within Pierce County, except for Tacoma, increased one-tenth of one percent (.001). The tax will be used for chemical dependency or mental health purposes.
In November 2016, regional voters approved the Sound Transit 3 (ST3) ballot measure which would expand the regional public transit system. The ST3 sales and use tax rate of 0.50% was effective April 1, 2017, bringing the total sales and use tax rate for Sound Transit to 1.40%.
The City of University Place received 0.84% of the 10.0% sales tax collected in the City. The breakdown of the 10.0% sales tax rate is as follows: