Per Employee Business License Fee

Contact Information
Tax & License Division
Renton, WA 98057

REPEALED EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2018

The information will only apply for filing periods of 2016 and 2017 as the B&O threshold has changed and the per employee business license fee has been repealed.

The per employee business license fee is due annually, at the time of the business license renewal. The per employee business license fee is ONLY applicable for:

  1. Businesses that have not owed any Business and Occupation (B&O) Tax to the City of Renton in the preceding 12 months. (Businesses generating gross revenue less than $1.5 million within the City of Renton); AND
  2. Businesses reporting more than 1,200 worker hours in the year

The per employee business license fee is $.0352 for every hour worked (over 1200 hours) in the preceding year. The Business Tax section has more information.

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