A low tax rate and streamlined processes keeps the cost of doing business costs in Burien lower than Seattle

At 0.001, the business & occupation tax rate in Burien is less than half of that in the City of Seattle. In fact, only two cities in Washington have lower business tax rates. And if your gross sales are less than $200,000 annually…

in Burien you pay nothing.

Compare Burien's low tax rates to other cities in Washington.

Business and Occupation Tax Rates

City Manufacturing Retail Services Exemption Threshold
Darrington 0.00075 0.00075 0.00075 $20,000
Burien 0.001 0.001 0.001 $200,000
Seattle 0.00219 0.00219 0.00423 $100,000
Bellevue 0.001496 0.001496 0.001496 $160,000
Tacoma 0.00110 0.00153 0.004 $250,000

“Burien has a ‘Mom and Pop’ entrepreneurial spirit, and it’s affordable to grow a business here."

— Norm Ives, Owner, NI Commercial Real Estate