A. Imposition. There is imposed a sales or use tax, as the case may be, upon every taxable event, as defined in Section 3, Chapter 94, Laws of 1970 (First Extraordinary Session) occurring within the city. The tax shall be imposed upon and collected from those persons from whom the state sales or use tax is collected pursuant to RCW Chapters 82.08 and 82.12.
B. Tax Rate. The rate of tax imposed by this section shall be one-half of one percent of the selling price or value of the article used, as the case may be; provided, however, that during such period as there is in effect a sales or use tax imposed by Kittitas County, the rate of tax imposed by this chapter shall be four hundred twenty-five one-thousandths of one percent.