Washington - Local Standards: Housing and Utilities

Disclaimer: IRS Collection Financial Standards are intended for use in calculating repayment of delinquent taxes. These Standards are effective on March 25, 2019 for purposes of federal tax administration only. Expense information for use in bankruptcy calculations can be found on the website for the U.S. Trustee Program.

The housing and utilities standards are derived from U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey and Bureau of Labor Statistics data, and are provided by state down to the county level. The standard for a particular county and family size includes both housing and utilities allowed for a taxpayer's primary place of residence. Generally, the total number of persons allowed for determining family size should be the same as those allowed as exemptions on the taxpayer's most recent year income tax return.

Housing and utilities standards include mortgage or rent, property taxes, interest, insurance, maintenance, repairs, gas, electric, water, heating oil, garbage collection, residential telephone service, cell phone service, cable television, and internet service. The tables include five categories for one, two, three, four, and five or more persons in a household.

The taxpayer is allowed the standard amount, or the amount actually spent on housing and utilities, whichever is less. If the amount claimed is more than the total allowed by the housing and utilities standards, the taxpayer must provide documentation to substantiate those expenses are necessary living expenses.

Maximum Monthly Allowance

County 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 1 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 2 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 3 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 4 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 5

Adams County

1,320

1,551

1,634

1,822

1,851

Asotin County

1,311

1,539

1,622

1,809

1,838

Benton County

1,461

1,716

1,808

2,016

2,048

Chelan County

1,439

1,690

1,781

1,986

2,018

Clallam County

1,434

1,684

1,775

1,979

2,011

Clark County

1,663

1,953

2,058

2,295

2,332

Columbia County

1,317

1,547

1,630

1,817

1,847

Cowlitz County

1,405

1,650

1,739

1,939

1,970

Douglas County

1,469

1,725

1,818

2,027

2,060

Ferry County

1,307

1,535

1,618

1,804

1,833

Franklin County

1,382

1,624

1,711

1,908

1,939

Garfield County

1,159

1,362

1,435

1,600

1,626

Grant County

1,274

1,497

1,577

1,758

1,787

Grays Harbor County

1,333

1,566

1,650

1,840

1,869

Island County

1,707

2,005

2,113

2,356

2,394

Jefferson County

1,505

1,768

1,863

2,077

2,111

King County

2,190

2,573

2,711

3,023

3,072

Kitsap County

1,700

1,997

2,104

2,346

2,384

Kittitas County

1,581

1,857

1,957

2,182

2,217

Klickitat County

1,448

1,701

1,792

1,998

2,030

Lewis County

1,365

1,603

1,689

1,883

1,914

Lincoln County

1,273

1,496

1,576

1,757

1,786

Mason County

1,430

1,680

1,770

1,974

2,005

Okanogan County

1,239

1,456

1,534

1,710

1,738

Pacific County

1,216

1,428

1,505

1,678

1,705

Pend Oreille County

1,317

1,547

1,630

1,817

1,847

Pierce County

1,745

2,050

2,160

2,408

2,447

San Juan County

1,773

2,082

2,194

2,446

2,486

Skagit County

1,652

1,940

2,044

2,279

2,316

Skamania County

1,564

1,837

1,936

2,159

2,193

Snohomish County

1,940

2,279

2,401

2,677

2,720

Spokane County

1,407

1,652

1,741

1,941

1,973

Stevens County

1,293

1,518

1,600

1,784

1,813

Thurston County

1,689

1,983

2,090

2,330

2,368

Wahkiakum County

1,462

1,718

1,810

2,018

2,051

Walla Walla County

1,424

1,672

1,762

1,965

1,996

Whatcom County

1,652

1,940

2,044

2,279

2,316

Whitman County

1,446

1,698

1,789

1,995

2,027

Yakima County

1,328

1,560

1,644

1,833

1,863


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