Tax Incentives

Washington State Programs

The State of Washington offers a range of tax incentive programs. You can find more incentives in this download (.pdf) for more complete information.


Rural County B & O Tax Credit

Rural County B & O Tax Credit. This incentive program provides B&O tax credits for qualifying employers (including wine manufacturers), located in rural counties or community empowerment zones (CEZs). To be eligible, current businesses must increase their workforce by 15%, new businesses receive a credit for all new positions at the facility.


Sales and Use Tax Exemption on Machinery and Equipment

For qualifying manufacturers, processors for hire and manufacturers who perform research and development are not required to pay the sales or use tax on machinery and equipment used directly in the manufacturing or research and development process. Charges for labor and services for installing machinery and equipment are also not subject to the sales or use tax. Major distribution centers, over 200,000 s.f. also qualify for sales and use exemptions. More information: Manufacturers’ Sales/Use Tax Exemption 


.09 Grant Fund

Funding is available for qualifying public facilities improvements. This is a special program directed by Lewis County.  Lewis County can provide public infrastructure improvements through this fund.



The CERB (Community Economic Revitalization Board) is an excellent state program to provide loan and grant funding for public improvements needed to serve industry. They provide funding to local governments and federally-recognized tribes for public infrastructure which supports private business growth and expansion.


Education & Training Grants

Both federal and state programs are available to help in recruitment and training of new workers.


High Technology Sales/Use Tax Deferral

High Technology Sales/Use Tax Deferral. Businesses in the following research and development technology categories may be eligible for a sales/use tax deferral: Advanced computing, Advanced materials, Biotechnology, Electronic device technology, and Environmental technology. This tax deferral is for 7 years.