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Employers

Snohomish County's Largest Companies

Download EDC_Largest Public_Private Employers_2009.xls for an Excel file listing firms with 500 or more employees.

Snohomish County has more than 17,000 business. Information about individual companies or lists of companies by industry or are available and may obtained by contacting John Doolittle .

 

Taxes and Incentives

A low-cost tax system in Washington State fosters economic development and offers the following attributes:

Business Taxes

Real Property Tax Rate – 2008 county average
$9.0914 per $1000 of assessed value, at 100% of market value (0.90914%)

Personal Property Tax Rate – 2008 county average
$9.0914 per $1000 of assessed value, at 100% of market value (0.90914%)

Property Tax information is available from the Snohomish County Assessor's office.

County Sales Tax Information

State Tax
6.5%

Local Tax

1.1% - 2.0 %

Transit

0.4 %

Total

8.0% - 8.9%

 

State Tax Incentive Programs: Deferrals, Exemptions, and Credits

New and existing manufacturers, research and development firms, and certain high technology companies can benefit from several tax incentives offered by the state of Washington. The following program summaries are provided by the WA Department of Revenue:

The Washington State Legislature passed a landmark bill in 2003, providing significant tax and other incentives for the Washington State aerospace manufacturing industry.  In 2008, these incentives were extended to companies involved with aerospace design, tooling, maintenance, repair and overhaul activities.

The details of these programs may be found on the incentives web page of the WA Department of Revenue.