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The Tax & License division acts with Integrity, Service, Excellence, and Equity in administering Tacoma's tax, license, and employment standards regulations - providing for a fair, equitable, and safe business and working environment while delivering high-quality customer service.



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Renew a business license and file/pay tax returns:

  • Online:  FileLocal-wa.gov 
  • By Phone: (253) 591-5252 
  • By Mail: PO BOX 11640, Tacoma, WA 98411

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