The City of Everett Business and Occupation Tax (B&O) is based on the gross receipts of your business. If you don't yet have an Everett business license, visit our Business License page to learn how to obtain one.
This guide includes information about how to file and pay your taxes, regulatory licenses and other helpful hints.
Tax forms are mailed automatically, along with a Schedule D form. Please complete and return the tax forms by the due date, even if no taxes are owed. If you do not return the tax forms by the due date, penalties and interest will be assessed.
Are you preparing the taxes but are not the business owner? Please fill out a Tax Preparer Authorization form.
The present tax rate is 0.1% (0.001). This is multiplied by your gross receipts to compute your taxes due.
For example, for a taxable gross revenue amount of:
Penalties and interest are due if tax forms are not filed and taxes are not paid by the due date. No penalties are assessed if no tax is due.
The current interest rate for returns filed after the due date is 4% annually.
For more information on penalties and interest, please review the Tax Guide.
The City's Voluntary Disclosure Program encourages unregistered businesses to comply with the City of Everett's tax laws and to voluntarily register and pay prior obligations. If your business has established nexus in the city of Everett and is required to register and report taxes, we can assist you in becoming compliant.
Businesses can come forward through our Voluntary Disclosure Program by submitting a written request or by completing our online Voluntary Disclosure Program Application.
|Reporting Status||Period||Tax return due date|
|Annual||Calendar year ends Dec. 31||Jan.31|
|Quarterly||1st quarter ends March 31||April 30|
|2nd quarter ends June 30||July 31|
|3rd quarter ends Sept. 30||Oct. 31|
|4th Quarter ends Dec. 31||Jan. 31|
The City of Everett collects a number of Special Local Taxes on specific types of business activity, including the utility, gambling, and admission tax.
More information on these taxes can be found in Title 3 of the Everett Municipal Code.