OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Along with the month of June come new sales taxes in Washington on candy, bottled water and mass market beer.
Applying the state sales tax to candy is a little confusing because it doesn't apply to sweets with flour content that are still considered food.
And the beer tax doesn't apply to microbrews, to give state brewers a break.
The taxes were approved by lawmakers to help pay for state spending.
A $1-a-pack cigarette tax took effect last month and a new tax on soda tax takes effect in July.