The Local Sales and Use Tax Rate of 10.0%.
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 receives 1% of the 10.0% sales tax rate (of the 1%, University Place receives 0.84% (Pierce County receives 15% of the 1% and the state receives 1% of the 1% leaving 84% (0.84%) to the city). The breakdown of the 10.0% sales tax rate is as follows:
|City of University Place*||0.84%|
|Pierce County Juvenile Facilities||0.10%|
|South Sound 911||0.10%|
|State of Washington||6.51%|
|Pierce County Mental Health & Chemical Dependency||0.10%|