Chapter 3.10
SALES AND USE TAXES

Sections:

Article I. Sales and Use Tax

3.10.010    Imposition.

3.10.020    Rate.

3.10.030    Administration and collection.

3.10.040    Consent to inspection of records.

3.10.050    City and state to contract.

3.10.060    Penalties.

3.10.070    Effective date for tax collections.

Article II. Additional Sales and Use Tax

3.10.080    Imposition.

3.10.090    Rate.

3.10.100    Administration and collection.

3.10.110    Consent to inspection of records.

3.10.120    City and state to contract.

3.10.130    Penalties.

3.10.140    Effective date for tax collections.

Article I. Sales and Use Tax

3.10.010 Imposition.

Pursuant to authorization of RCW 82.14.030(1), there is imposed a sales or use tax, as the case may be, upon every taxable event as defined in RCW 82.14.020, occurring within the city. The tax shall be imposed upon and collected from those persons who are taxable by the state pursuant to Chapters 82.08 and 82.12 RCW. [Ord. 5 § 1, 1993]

3.10.020 Rate.

The rate of the tax imposed by BMC 3.10.010 shall be five-tenths of one percent of the selling price, in the case of the sales tax, or value of the article used, in the case of the use tax. Notwithstanding the foregoing, however, during such period as King County imposes a sales or use tax, the rate of tax imposed by the city shall be four hundred and twenty-five one-thousandths of one percent. [Ord. 5 § 2, 1993]

3.10.030 Administration and collection.

The administration and collection of the tax imposed by BMC 3.10.010 shall be in accordance with the provisions of RCW 82.14.050. [Ord. 5 § 3, 1993]

3.10.040 Consent to inspection of records.

The city consents to the inspection by the State Department of Revenue of such city records as are necessary to qualify the city for inspection of records of the Department of Revenue, pursuant to RCW 82.32.330(3)(h). [Ord. 5 § 4, 1993]

3.10.050 City and state to contract.

The city manager and the city clerk are authorized, on behalf of the city, to enter into a contract with the State Department of Revenue for the administration of the taxes imposed in this article, pursuant to RCW 82.14.050. A copy of the contract shall be maintained on file in the office of the city clerk and is, by this reference, incorporated in this article. [Ord. 5 § 5, 1993]

3.10.060 Penalties.

It is unlawful for any seller to fail or refuse to collect taxes with intent to violate the provisions of BMC 3.10.010 and 3.10.020, or to gain some advantage or benefit, whether direct or indirect, or for any buyer to refuse to pay any tax due under the provisions of BMC 3.10.010 and 3.10.020. Any such violation shall constitute a misdemeanor. [Ord. 561 § 2 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 5 § 6, 1993]

3.10.070 Effective date for tax collections.

Pursuant to state law, the effective date for tax collections payable or otherwise owing to the city of Burien is March 1, 1993. [Ord. 18 § 1, 1993; Ord. 5 § 8, 1993]

Article II. Additional Sales and Use Tax

3.10.080 Imposition.

Pursuant to RCW 82.14.030(2), there is imposed an additional sales or use tax, as the case may be, upon every taxable event as defined in RCW 82.14.020 occurring within the city. The tax shall be imposed upon and collected from those persons or entities who are taxable by the state pursuant to Chapters 82.08 and 82.12 RCW. [Ord. 6 § 1, 1993]

3.10.090 Rate.

The rate of the tax imposed by BMC 3.10.080 shall be five-tenths of one percent of the selling price, in the case of the sales tax, or value of the articles used, in the case of a use tax. Notwithstanding the foregoing, however, during such period as King County imposes an additional sales or use tax pursuant to RCW 82.14.030(2), then allocation of the additional sales and use taxes between the county and city shall be governed by RCW 82.14.030(2). [Ord. 6 § 2, 1993]

3.10.100 Administration and collection.

The administration and collection of the tax imposed by BMC 3.10.080 shall be in accordance with the provisions of RCW 82.14.050. [Ord. 6 § 3, 1993]

3.10.110 Consent to inspection of records.

The city consents to the inspection by the State Department of Revenue of such city records as are necessary to qualify the city for inspection of records of the Department of Revenue, pursuant to RCW 82.32.330. [Ord. 6 § 4, 1993]

3.10.120 City and state to contract.

The city manager and the city clerk are authorized, on behalf of the city, to enter into a contract with the State Department of Revenue for the administration of the taxes imposed in this article, pursuant to RCW 82.14.050. A copy of the contract shall be maintained on file in the office of the city clerk and is, by this reference, incorporated in this article. [Ord. 6 § 5, 1993]

3.10.130 Penalties.

It is unlawful for any seller to fail or refuse to collect taxes with intent to violate the provisions of BMC 3.10.080 and 3.10.090 or to gain some advantage or benefit, whether direct or indirect, or for any buyer to refuse to pay any tax due under the provisions of BMC 3.10.080 and 3.10.090. Any such violation shall constitute a misdemeanor. [Ord. 561 § 2 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 6 § 6, 1993]

3.10.140 Effective date for tax collections.

Pursuant to state law, the effective date for tax collections payable or otherwise owing to the city of Burien shall be March 1, 1993. [Ord. 18 § 2, 1993; Ord. 6 § 8, 1993]