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

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 – 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

MULTI STATE – 10 States With the Highest Sales Taxes

Before you embark on a shopping spree in any of the 10 worst states for sales taxes, make extra room in your budget. Tennessee, for example, is in a tie for the highest sales tax in the country, at 9.47%, once Continue reading MULTI STATE – 10 States With the Highest Sales Taxes

WASHINGTON – Finally, A Level Playing Field for State’s Retailers

Since the dawn of internet commerce in the mid-1990s, cyber-retailers weren’t responsible for collecting states’ sales taxes, giving startups such as a little-known book seller in Seattle called Amazon a leg up on their competition. You could order the latest Continue reading WASHINGTON – Finally, A Level Playing Field for State’s Retailers

Washington – DOR Files Emergency Rule Making Order

Purpose: Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 458-20-193 (Rule 193) and WAC 458-20-221 (Rule 221) provide guidance regarding the need for a seller to have a physical presence in Washington in order to establish the required nexus for the state to impose Continue reading Washington – DOR Files Emergency Rule Making Order

Washington – State Keeps Door Open For Retail Marijuana Sales

WASHINGTON — City officials will consider allowing retail outlets for marijuana products to open in town after it becomes legal statewide Jan. 1 for adults to possess and use marijuana recreationally. “Because of the revenue stream it would create, it’s Continue reading Washington – State Keeps Door Open For Retail Marijuana Sales

Washington – AG Files $5.6M Criminal Tax Theft Case Against Owner Of Tacos Guaymas

Washington State Office of the Attorney General  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Mar 9 2018 Largest sales suppression software case ever in Washington state OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed charges against the owner of Tacos Guaymas restaurants for allegedly using “sales Continue reading Washington – AG Files $5.6M Criminal Tax Theft Case Against Owner Of Tacos Guaymas

WASHINGTON – New Law Updates Washington State Tax Requirements For Out-Of-State Businesses

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Last week, Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill that simplifies Washington tax responsibilities for out-of-state sellers without a physical presence in the state. Substitute Senate Bill 5581 immediately removes the requirement for out-of-state businesses without a physical Continue reading WASHINGTON – New Law Updates Washington State Tax Requirements For Out-Of-State Businesses