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An update from the WA State Dept. of Revenue  -  Jan. 2021

Plastic bag ban and charges on other reusable bags

The Department recently published a Special Notice on the upcoming ban on plastic bags and charges for certain reusable bags. This legislation has been delayed until Jan. 31, 2021 per Proclamation 20-82 by the governor, and could be delayed even further.

Read the Special Notice

Attend a webinar and learn to file taxes in My DOR

Join us for a free, one hour webinar and learn how to use the latest version of My DOR that launched in Sept. 2020 to:

  • File and pay your excise taxes online.
  • Renew your business license.
  • Apply for or print a reseller permit.
  • Request a filing extension.
  • Manage access to your account.

During the webinar, you'll also have an opportunity to submit your questions.

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1-800 numbers are being discontinued

The Department of Revenue is in the process of discontinuing 1-800 numbers. With the widespread use of cellular and VoIP services, most callers do not need the toll free option. Please remove any references from your records, and replace them with the corresponding local numbers below.

For calls about... Toll free Local Tax assistance 1-800-647-7706 360-705-6705 Tax assistance (E-file) 1-877-345-3353 360-705-6709 Remote sales and consumer use tax 1-800-426-1776 360-704-5900 Business licensing 1-800-451-7985 360-705-6741 Unclaimed property 1-800-435-2429 360-534-1502

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Washington Tax Decisions (WTDs) published

Revenue publishes certain appeal decisions to help taxpayers understand how tax laws are applied.

In January, the Department published 5 WTDs:

  • Det. No. 16-0361, 40 WTD 001 (2021)
    RCW 82.08.820: Retail sales tax – Warehouse, material – Handling and racking equipment remittance.
  • Det. No. 18-0276, 40 WTD 007 (2021)
    RCW 82.04.260(11)(a); RCW 82.04.290(4); RCW 82.32.550; ETA 3210.2019: B&O tax – Aerospace B&O tax classification – Manufacturer or seller of commercial airplanes or components – Installation – FAA certification documentation – Type certificate (TC) – Production certificate (PC) – Supplemental type certificate (STC).
  • Det. No. 18-0280, 40 WTD 013 (2021)
    Rule 24001; RCW 82.60.030; Use tax/deferred sales tax – High unemployment county tax deferral – Deferral certificate.
  • Det. No. 18-0294, 40 WTD 016 (2021)
    RCW 82.04.070; RCW 82.04.080; WAC 458-20-203; WAC 458-20-111: Gross income of the business – Transactions between related entities – Advances and reimbursements.
  • Det. No. 18-0295, 40 WTD 028 (2021)
    RCW 82.12.02565(1): Retail sales/use tax – Machinery and equipment exemption – Majority use requirement.

Special Notices and Tax Topics articles published

Revenue occasionally publishes Special Notices and Tax Topics articles detailing new and/or unique tax situations. Here are some recently published Special Notices and Tax Topics:

Special Notices

Tax Topics

Small Business Requirements and Resources - COVID-19 Impact webinar

Join the departments of Revenue, Employment Security, Labor and Industries, and the Governor’s Office for Regulatory Innovation and Assistance as we provide a quick overview of some of the state’s response, resources, and other information for small businesses. You’ll also learn about:

  • Getting unstuck - where to get further information and assistance to help you weather through this challenging period.
  • Small business recovery conversations.
  • State agency responses to COVID-19.

For dates, times and to register go to dor.wa.gov/SBRR. Workshops are also available in Spanish.

Register now

Attend a Business Tax Basics workshop

As a business owner in Washington, it is your responsibility to know which taxes you must pay. Our Business Tax Basics webinars are offered once a month and will help you understand your reporting responsibilities.

The free, one hour webinar will cover tax reporting classifications, deductions, sales tax collection, and recordkeeping requirements. You'll also have the opportunity to ask questions that apply specifically to your business.

  • Thursday, Feb. 18 from 10 - 11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Mar. 9 from 2 - 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Mar. 31 from 2 - 3 p.m.

Register now

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