• Special Local Taxes

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    The following local taxes and regulatory business licenses administered by the Tax Division require a Bellevue business license and will be reported the multi-purpose tax return:

    Utility Tax

    This tax is similar to the business and occupation tax, but it is imposed on utility businesses that provide services such as telephone, cellular, gas, electric, water, sewage, drainage, cable, and garbage. The rates range from 4.5 percent to 10.4 percent. Additional information: Bellevue Utility Occupation Tax Code Chapter 4.10

    Admission Tax

    Levied on persons who pay an admission charge for entrance to an event or establishment. The tax is collected for the city by the business charging the admission, similar to the sales tax. The admission tax is computed on the ticket price. The rate is 3 percent. Additional information: Bellevue Admission Tax Code Chapter 4.04

    Gambling Tax

    All persons licensed by the State Gambling Commission to conduct gambling activities in the city are required to pay the gambling tax. Gambling activities include bingo games, raffles, amusement games, punchboards and pulltabs. The tax rate ranges from 2 to 5 percent. Additional information: Bellevue Gambling Tax Code Chapter 4.14