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The Bremerton business and occupation tax (B & O tax) , or gross receipts tax, is applied to the gross revenue that businesses earn within the city. It is measured on the value of products, gross proceeds of sales or gross income the business receives.
The Bremerton B & O tax is not the same as the Washington state B & O tax. You must file your Bremerton taxes separately from your state taxes. To learn more about the state B & O tax, visit the Washington State Department of Revenue's website.
If you do business in Bremerton, you must:
|Retail Sales and Retail Services||0.00125 (.125%)|
|Taxable Revenue||= 50,000|
|Multiply by Tax Rate||x 125%|
|2019 Tax Liability||= 62.50|
Many of these forms are available in Microsoft Excel (XLS) or Adobe PDF format.
|Year||PDF Format||XLS Format||Instructions|
|2023||Tax Return Form (PDF)||Tax Return Form (XLSX)||Instructions (PDF)|
|2022||Tax Return From (PDF)||Tax Return Form (XLSX)||Instructions (PDF)|
|2021||Tax Return Form (PDF)||Tax Return Form (XLSX)||Instructions (PDF)|
|2020||Tax Return Form (PDF)||Tax Return Form (XLSX)||Instructions (PDF)|
|2019||Tax Return Form (PDF)||Tax Return Form (XLS)||Instructions (PDF)|
|Tax Period||Period Covered||Due Date*|
|Q1||Jan 1 - March 31||Apr 30|
|Q2||Apr 1 - June 30||July 31|
|Q3||July 1 - Sept 30||Oct 31|
|Q4||Oct 1 - Dec 31||Jan 31|
|Annual||Jan 1 - Dec 31||30-Apr|
|Monthly||Monthly||Last day of the month following the reporting month|
These taxes can be filed and paid at https://taxandlicense.bremertonwa.gov/.
The City Utility tax refers to a tax on public service businesses, including businesses that engage in telecommunications, supply of electricity and natural gas, and solid waste collection. Utility tax is a gross receipts tax that is measured on the value of products or services, gross proceeds of sales, or gross income of business.
The tax is in lieu of the business and occupation (B&O) tax but is consistent with B&O tax. Utility tax is calculated on the gross income from activities. This means there are no deductions from the Utility taxable income for labor, materials, or other costs of doing business.
How to Report
The Utility tax is reported and paid monthly. Monthly returns are due within 30 days after the end of the month of the reporting period.
All business activity is reported under a certain tax classification and each classification has its own tax rate:
Natural gas 6%
Please refer to BMC 3.50 for further details
Every person who is licensed by the Washington State Gambling Commission (see RCW 9.46.0237 for definition) and conducts gambling activities in the City is required to pay gambling tax. Such activities include bingo games, raffles, amusement games, and punchboards & pull tabs. The rates are as follows:
Amusement Games 2%
Punchboard/Pull Tabs (Profit) 3%
Punchboard/Pull Tabs (Non-Profit) 10%
Card Rooms (Player Backed) 10%
Card Rooms (House Backed) 2%
Anyone who is engaged in a commercial parking business within the City is required to pay commercial parking tax equal to 15% of the gross proceeds of the parking business.
Please refer to BMC 3.82 for further details.