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City wants to boost sales tax for streets


Grand Coulee is completing an application to form its own Transportation Benefit District, which would bring in more revenue in the form of sales taxes.

The TBD can use one of two forms for collection of special fees. Grand Coulee has decided to raise its Washington State Sales Tax locally, for non-food items, by two tenths of one percent, rather than collect fees from renewal of license tabs.

That would take total sales taxes in Grand Coulee from the current rate of 7.9 percent to 8.1 percent.

City Clerk Carol Boyce, in working with the state Department of Revenue, stated last week that th...

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