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Today's handy App: What's the local sales tax rate?

OLYMPIA -- How many times have you wondered "Gee, what's the sales tax rate around here?"

OK, we haven't wondered that very often, either, because it usually becomes clear when one goes through the checkout lane and looks at the receipt.

But for those of you who do wonder that as you wander around the state, the Department of Revenue is there to help...if you have a smart phone, any way.

They just unveiled a new Android app, to go with their iPhone app, that will tell you the sales tax rate for any place in Washington you and your phone  happen to be.

Want to download it? Click here.




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Jim Camden
Jim Camden is the Olympia bureau chief, covering the Legislature and state government. He also is a political columnist and blogger for Spin Control.

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