Washington – Land Development And Management Services Are Exempt From Sales Tax Effective June 11, 2020

Effective June 11, 2020, House Bill 2229 amends RCW 82.04.051 regarding the taxation of land development and management. This legislation: Ÿ Defines land development or management (see below). Ÿ Excludes land development or management activities from services rendered in respect Continue reading Washington – Land Development And Management Services Are Exempt From Sales Tax Effective June 11, 2020

Washington – Batteries For Electric Vessels Are Exempt Effective July 1, 2020

Effective July 1, 2020, Substitute House Bill 2486 amends RCW 82.08.966 to include a sales and use tax exemption for electric vessel marine propulsion systems that use marine batteries and shoreside battery infrastructure. Effective July 1, 2020 through July 1, Continue reading Washington – Batteries For Electric Vessels Are Exempt Effective July 1, 2020

Multi-State- Sales Tax Laws Roundup: April-May 2020

At the start of April, individuals and organizations were just coming to terms with stay-at-home orders and closures of nonessential businesses. As states start to relax those provisions, businesses are beginning to prepare for what comes next. Because Florida doesn’t Continue reading Multi-State- Sales Tax Laws Roundup: April-May 2020

Washington- Retailers and Consumers of Feminine Hygiene Products

Effective July 1, 2020, sales and use tax do not apply to sales of feminine hygiene products. Sellers may claim a Feminine Hygiene Products deduction from retail sales tax for qualifying feminine hygiene products. There is no corresponding deduction under Continue reading Washington- Retailers and Consumers of Feminine Hygiene Products

Washington – Agriculture Capital Yakima adds Combined Licensing Solution for Businesses

The city of Yakima has been a longtime industrial center for agriculture in Washington state. Yakima has recently become the newest member of the Department of Revenue’s Business Licensing Service (BLS). BLS works with most cities along Interstate 82 between Continue reading Washington – Agriculture Capital Yakima adds Combined Licensing Solution for Businesses

Washington– Sales and Use Tax: Local Rate Changes and Municipal Annexations Announced May 4, 2020.

Certain Washington counties and cities will impose local sales and use tax rate changes effective July 1, 2020. Local Rate Changes San Juan County increases its local rate by 0.2%. The rate in Friday Harbor will be 8.5%, and the Continue reading Washington– Sales and Use Tax: Local Rate Changes and Municipal Annexations Announced May 4, 2020.

Washington – Washington Department of Revenue Offers Free Business Taxes Webinar on April 30, 2020

April 16, 2020 – Business owners in Washington have many responsibilities, including knowing which taxes they must report. To help reach more businesses statewide, the Washington State Department of Revenue (Revenue) will host a free live webinar for new and small Continue reading Washington – Washington Department of Revenue Offers Free Business Taxes Webinar on April 30, 2020

Washington – Governor Signs Bill Exempting Menstrual Hygiene Products from Sales Tax

Last Friday, Gov. Jay Inslee signed SB 5147 , which will provide “tax relief by exempting menstrual products from retail sales and use tax.” The state believes that the inclusion of menstrual products in the retail tax puts those who Continue reading Washington – Governor Signs Bill Exempting Menstrual Hygiene Products from Sales Tax

Washington – Spokane Sales Tax Revenue Could Be Funneled To Affordable Housing

The Spokane City Council will consider legislation this month that would redirect a portion of sales tax revenue into affordable housing. Aiming to take advantage of a new state law meant to encourage communities to invest in affordable housing, the Continue reading Washington – Spokane Sales Tax Revenue Could Be Funneled To Affordable Housing

Washington – City Of Kent’s Fight Continues With State To Keep Streamlined Sales Tax Funds

The city of Kent’s fight goes on with the state Legislature for streamlined sales tax mitigation funds. The City Council approved its 2020 legislative priorities on Nov. 5. Lobbyist Briahna Murray compiled the city’s state agenda after meeting with department Continue reading Washington – City Of Kent’s Fight Continues With State To Keep Streamlined Sales Tax Funds