Are there City Business and Occupation Taxes?

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. B&O Tax Returns and tax payments are due by April 15th each calendar year.  Full instructions on completing the City's B&O Tax Return and information on penalties are available on the B&O Tax webpage.

Please Note: Nonprofit organizations are only subject to Business and Occupation Taxes as a result of undertaking for-profit activities.

If you have questions about the City’s B&O Tax, please contact the Finance Department at (206)780-8591 or


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1. Who needs a City Business License?
2. How do I apply for or renew a City Business License?
3. Do I need a State of Washington Business License to obtain a City Business License?
4. How much does a City Business License cost?
5. Where do I post my Business License?
6. How do I renew my Business License?
7. Are there City Business and Occupation Taxes?
8. What if my business moves to a new location and/or the mailing address changes?
9. How do I cancel or close my Business License?
10. What if I sell my business?