Please Note: City of Bainbridge Island 2018 Business License Renewals and 2017 Business and Occupation (B&O) Tax Forms were mailed January 5, 2018. If no renewal packet was received, please contact Finance and Administration at 206-780-8591.
Please contact the Finance and Administrative Services Department with any questions about licensing requirements for doing business on Bainbridge Island at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-780-8668.
Business & Occupation Tax
As an incorporated city, one way Bainbridge Island raises revenue is through its Business & Occupation (B&O) Tax levied on businesses doing business on the island. Businesses with gross receipts of more than $150,000 earned on Bainbridge Island are subject to the City's Business and Occupation Tax set at 1/10 of 1%. The tax is filed annually reporting gross revenue for the prior calendar year. This B&O Tax is separate from and in addition to the Washington State B&O Tax.
The City mails a personalized B&O Tax Report to our businesses the first week of January of each year. A generic report is provided below for your convenience. B&O Tax Reports and tax payments are due by the last day of February each calendar year. See the Fee Schedule to calculate penalties for reports received after the due date.
Please Note: Nonprofit organizations are only subject to Business and Occupation Taxes as a result of undertaking for-profit activities.
Please Note: Certain businesses are subject to separate taxes in lieu of B&O Taxes: