​Paying for regional transit
Voter-approved taxes that pay for new transit

Sales and use tax

What is the sales tax rate for Sound Transit?

With voter approval in November 2016, the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) portion of the sales and use tax paid on purchases made within the Sound Transit District increased from the 0.9 percent authorized by voters in 2008 to 1.4 percent, or 14 cents on a $10.00 purchase. To see the total level of all state and local sales and use tax collected in your city including the RTA tax, visit the Department of Revenue.