The Local Sales and Use Tax Rate of 10.1%.
Effective July 1, 2023, local sales and use tax within Pierce County, except for Tacoma, increased one-tenth of one percent (.001). The tax will be used for housing and related services.
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 10.1% sales tax collected in the City. The breakdown of the 10.1% 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 Housing & Related Services||0.10%|
|Pierce County Mental Health & Chemical Dependency||0.10%|