Learn about the Proposed Business & Occupation Tax

The City of Tukwila is proposing a B&O tax on businesses within Tukwila city limits that generate gross revenues greater than $750,000 annually, to fund public safety investments.

Like many jurisdictions in Washington State, the City of Tukwila has experienced a growing fiscal imbalance for a number of years, forcing service and budget reductions. This is due to several factors, including expenses that are growing significantly faster than revenues, the 1% limitation on regular property tax, and the end of “streamlined sales tax” mitigation revenue coming from the State. Without a new ongoing revenue source, the City would be forced to make even more significant service cuts.

The proposed B&O tax revenues would be directed towards Public Safety, funding seven positions currently frozen in the Tukwila Police Department.

Learn more about the B&O Tax on the Proposed Business & Occupation Tax page.



The Tukwila City Council will hold a Public Hearing on the proposed B&O tax during their Committee of the Whole meeting:
November 14 – 7:00pm at Tukwila City Hall

Members of the public are welcome to attend and speak, either in person, via MS Teams, or by phone. Meeting info:

Phone: 1-253-292-9750,  Access Code 670077847#
To view the meeting, join at this link:  Join Microsoft Teams Meeting