Property taxes in King County are expected to jump by 17 percent on average, mostly due to a deal worked out by the Washington Legislature to fully fund basic education, according to the King County Assessor’s office.
The compromise will cause property taxes in the Puget Sound to soar as other parts of the state see decreases. The revenue will be used to pay for K–12 education.
Local tax hikes will vary, with some seeing a 9 percent increase while others, like the town of Carnation, will see property taxes jump by over 30 percent.
Ashley Archibald is a Staff Reporter covering local government, policy and equity. Have a story idea? She can be can reached at ashleya (at) realchangenews (dot) org. Twitter @AshleyA_RC
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