Washington – Amazon Begins Marketplace Sales Tax Collection January 1, 2018

Amazon began collecting sales taxes on marketplace sales (FBA sellers) on January 1, 2018. This is the first state where Amazon has conceded collections for fulfillment sellers (Amazon began collecting sales tax in all states on their own sales in Continue reading Washington – Amazon Begins Marketplace Sales Tax Collection January 1, 2018

Multi-State – Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxes Burden Taxpayers

Bloomberg BNA by Jonathan A. Feldman and Alla Raykin August 17, 2017 Tax Policy To raise revenue and tackle health concerns, a number of localities have imposed sugar-sweetened beverage taxes. However, localities may have limited guidance on how these taxes Continue reading Multi-State – Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxes Burden Taxpayers

Washington – Online Sales-Tax Money Is Key Part Of State Budget. Could A Lawsuit Derail It?

The Olympian By Walker Orenstein June 30, 2017 Top state lawmakers in Washington said Thursday they intend to follow in Colorado’s footsteps with a plan to make more online retailers collect sales tax in order to help bankroll the next Continue reading Washington – Online Sales-Tax Money Is Key Part Of State Budget. Could A Lawsuit Derail It?

Washington – WA Sales tax rates to increase in Grays Harbor County on Jan. 1

DAN HAMMOCK Fri Dec 23rd, 2016 9:00 pm NEWS The Daily World “Consumers in Grays Harbor County will pay a higher sales tax rate on purchases starting Sunday, Jan. 1, with the increase going to support criminal justice and public Continue reading Washington – WA Sales tax rates to increase in Grays Harbor County on Jan. 1

Washington – Certain Taxpayer Resource Fees Deemed Exempt from Sales Tax

SALT Report 3888 – The Washington State Department of Revenue has released a determination regarding the taxability of certain educational programs. In summary, they have concluded that Taxpayer’s Resource Fees (inclusive of Library Fees), are for Taxpayer’s Online Educational Programs, Continue reading Washington – Certain Taxpayer Resource Fees Deemed Exempt from Sales Tax

Washington – New Nexus: Economic Nexus $267,000 Threshold And Click Thru Nexus

SALT Report 3791 – Last year in September the Washington State Department of Revenue passed legislation revising the nexus standard for Wholesale sales and establishing a “click thru nexus” threshold. In combination with the elevated penalties for non-filing and negligence Continue reading Washington – New Nexus: Economic Nexus $267,000 Threshold And Click Thru Nexus

Washington – Puyallup Contractor Charged with Stealing State Sales Tax

www.thenewstribune.com by Adam Lynn – March 12, 2016 “State investigators said in court documents that Hirning, 42, improperly reported up to one-third of his business as wholesale and failed to report altogether other sales to avoid paying the required sales Continue reading Washington – Puyallup Contractor Charged with Stealing State Sales Tax

Washington – Boeing Avoided Nearly $20 Million in Sales Taxes Last Year

www.goskagit.com – November 30, 2015 “The sales-tax savings of $19,586,512 in 2014, released to the newspaper by the state Department of Revenue after a public-records request and appeal, represents a small slice of the aerospace giant’s expected annual savings from Continue reading Washington – Boeing Avoided Nearly $20 Million in Sales Taxes Last Year

Washington – Reseller Permit Misuse Penalty (50%) Upheld By Appeals Division

Salt Report 3693 – The Washington Department of Revenue Appeals Division upheld the assessment of a 50% misuse penalty against a contractor working for the United States Navy.  Although the contractor’s good faith use was accepted by the division the Continue reading Washington – Reseller Permit Misuse Penalty (50%) Upheld By Appeals Division