Guide to Kent’s new B&O tax available online

A guide to Kent's new business and occupation (B&O) is available on the city's website.

The Kent City Council adopted a B&O tax in October to help raise an estimated $5 million annually to pay for street repairs. The B&O tax becomes effective in January 2013.

The guide provides a basic description of the tax and focuses on typical types of businesses and business activities.

Find the guide at

Additional information and specifics relating to a business may be obtained by contacting the Finance Department at 253-856-6266 or by email at

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