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Sales Tax Decreases in Bonney Lake, Sumner Give You Another Reason to Shop Local

Effective Oct. 1, shoppers in both Bonney Lake and Sumner will pay a lower sales tax, because both cities opted out of the Pierce Transit service district earlier this year.

Starting today, you might notice a slight decrease in your local shopping bills.

Both Bonney Lake and Sumner have lower sales tax rates starting Oct. 1, a result of the elimination of public transit.

Both towns have the same reduction – from a sales tax of 9.4 percent to 8.8 percent.

This change in sales tax rates is due to the revised Pierce County Public Transportation Benefit Area (PTBA) boundaries and the elimination of Pierce Transit services to both cities earlier this year.

Do you think savings on your shopping bill make the loss of public transportation a bit easier? Tell us in the comments.

PC Boy October 02, 2012 at 03:38 PM
Now Bonney Lake needs to take the next step, and partner with the other cities in setting up their own bus routes...
Lura October 02, 2012 at 08:24 PM
I do not think having a few cents off my bill is worth not having transit. I would gladly pay a few cents more to get service back in the area.

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