Licenses & Taxes



Licenses and Taxes

City of Issaquah Business License

Business License Information
Regulatory Questions: 425-837-3100

After procuring a State of Washington Master Business License, business owners may apply for a City of Issaquah License as follows:

  • Business License fee for City of Issaquah is $60

File in one of two ways:

  1. $15 for State of Washington Master Business License
  2. $60 for City of Issaquah Business License Addendum

File in one of three ways:

  1. Complete and submit the form online at the Washington Department of Revenue website
  2. Print and complete the Business License Application from the Washington Department of Revenue website along with the City Business License Addendum and mail the completed forms and required fees to:

    Business Licensing Service Department of Revenue
    P.O. Box 9034
    Olympia WA 98507-9034

  3. File at one of several other business licensing locations in the state of Washington.

City of Issaquah B&O Tax

City of Issaquah Business & Occupation Tax Information
Issaquah Senior Tax Auditor: 425.837.3065

Entities doing business in the City of Issaquah are required to pay a business and occupation (B&O) tax even if the place of business exists outside city limits. The B&O tax is calculated based on gross business receipts and businesses fall into one of two rate categories:

  • Businesses classified as: Manufacturing/Extracting, Retailing or Wholesaling are subject to a tax rate of: .0008
  • Businesses classified as: Printing, Publishing, Extracting, Processing for Hire, Retail Services or Services and other Business Activities are subject to a tax rate of: .001
  • Businesses with annual gross receipts of less than $5,000 per quarter are exempt from the B&O tax.