Tax and Franchise Information

Most city taxes are not paid directly by the consumer; they are company taxes.

For a complete description see the Vancouver Municipal Code (VMC.)

Business & Occupation (B&O) tax None. Vancouver eliminated its B&O tax as of January 1, 2002.
Cable Television Franchise fee required. This is not a tax.
Gambling Tax required
Bingo, Raffles, & Amusement Games Tax required
Punchboards & Pull-tabs * Tax required
Telephone Business for Hire License and tax required
Natural Gas Companies License and tax required
Water-Sewer Department Gross Receipts Tax Tax required
Electricity Tax Tax required
Sales and Use Tax Tax required
Lodging Tax Tax required


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