Business and Occupation (B&O) Tax
(Kent City Council Ordinances 4054 and 4055)
Effective January 1, 2013 the City adopted a business and occupation (B&O) tax. In general, all businesses subject to the State of Washington B&O tax, whether located within or outside Kent city limits, that conduct business activities in Kent are subject to the city’s tax. Effective October 1, 2013, all businesses will be required to file their City of Kent Business & Occupation (B&O) Tax Return Online. B&O Taxes are administered by the Audit Division of the Finance Department and can be contacted by email at Business-occupation@Kentwa.gov or by phone at 253-856-6266.
Section 3.28.030 of the Kent City Code establishes the definition of terms used on this website and certain related referenced documents, e.g. “engaging in business” and “manufacturer”.