The Department plans to cancel Excise Tax Advisory (ETA) 3182.2013 titled Trade Shows, Conventions, and Educational Seminars Sponsored by Nonprofit Trade and Professional Organizations. In response to stakeholder concerns, the Department and stakeholders reexamined the need for this ETA and agree that existing WAC 458-20-256 is sufficiently clear and that the additional explanation contained in this ETA is not needed. As a result, the Department intends to cancel ETA 3182.2013 and withdraw the related Department draft Q&A guidance. This action does not represent a change to the Department’s understanding or interpretation of the current statutory requirements for qualifying for the deduction. If you have comments related to this ETA or the anticipated cancellation, please provide those comments no later than September 19, 2014.
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If you have any comments, please provide them to Chris Coffman at ChrisC@dor.wa.gov.