Retail Sales Tax

2020 Retail Sales Tax

Vancouver’s retail sales tax rate in 2020 was 8.4%. Retail sales tax revenue is divided between four recipients, including the City of Vancouver.

Where does this tax revenue go?

State of Washington: 77.4%

City of Vancouver: 11.9%

C-TRAN: 8.3%

Clark County: 2.4%

$47.1 million went to the City of Vancouver in 2020

How was the City’s Portion Spent?

Police: $13.3 million (28%)

Fire: $11.4 million (24%)

Streets: $4.2 million (9%)

Capital Projects: $4.1 million (9%)

General Government: $3.7 million (8%)

Public Safety Support: $3.2 million (7%)

Parks & Recreation: $3.1 million (7%)

Planning & Economic Development: $1.9 million (4%)

Debt: $1.2 million (2%)

Grounds & Facilities Maintenance: $800,000 (2%)

External Agency Support (Clark County Animal Control, Southwest Clean Air Agency, Humane Society for Southwest Washington, etc.): $200,000 (<1%)