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Utility Tax is imposed on utility businesses. The business activities affected by this tax are telephone, cellular, pager, gas, electric, cable and garbage. The rate is 6% for all utilities.
Filing Frequency and Due Date
- Utility Tax is generally payable on a monthly basis. However, Utility Taxpayers with estimated gross income of less than $2,500 every three months may file taxes quarterly and Utility Taxpayers with less than $1,500 in estimated annual gross income may file annually. Remittance is due on the last day of the month following the reporting period.
Utility Tax Return Form
Utility Tax Ordinance
Alternative Tax Filing Ordinance
Quarterly Utility Tax Return Form
Annual Utility Tax Return Form
Utility Rate Discounts
for Low-Income Seattle City Light Customers - Burien residents who are Seattle City Light customers may be eligible for 50% utility rate discounts. Call (206) 684-0286 for information on both programs