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Kent City Taxes

The City of Kent collects the Business and Occupation tax, Utility, Admissions and Gambling taxes to fund important City services.

 

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 Business & Occupation Tax
 
 
 Business and Occupation Tax  

Email: Business-occupation@Kentwa.gov    
Phone: (253) 856- 6266

The City adopted a Business and Occupation (B&O) tax effective January 1, 2013.  All businesses that conduct business activities in Kent, whether located within or outside Kent city limits, are subject to the City’s tax. 

 

Visit the B&O webpage for detailed information.

 

 
 Utility Tax 
 
 
 Utility Tax (Form)

Return to Finance Customer Service
Email: CustomerService@kentwa.gov
Ph: (253) 856-5200 

 

This is a gross receipts tax based on the total value of receipts for utility businesses.  

See Kent City Code Chapter 3.18 for detailed information.
 

 
 Admissions Tax 
 
Admissions Tax (Form)

Return to Finance Customer Service
Email: CustomerService@kentwa.gov
Ph: (253) 856-5200 

 

There is an admission tax collected whenever there is a charge for admission to any place or event for entertainment or recreation within the Kent city limits.  

 

See Kent City Code 3.26.010 for detailed information.

 

 
Gambling Tax 
 
 
 Gambling Tax (Form)
Return to Finance Customer Service

 Email: CustomerService@kentwa.gov
Ph: (253) 856-5200 

Any person, corporation, association, organization or charitable or nonprofit organization intending to conduct any gambling activity must register for gambling activity.

 SeeKent City Code Chapter 3.21 for detailed information.
 

 

 

 

B&O Tax

In general, all businesses subject to the State of Washington business and occupation tax and conducting business activities within Kent city limits are subject to the City's tax.

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