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The Department intends to adopt a new Excise Tax Advisory (ETA) about Professional Employer Organizations (PEO), which clarifies when a PEO providing employer services is eligible for a business and occupation tax deduction from gross income for qualifying costs paid to or on behalf of covered employees under RCW 82.04.540.  The Department requests comments and stakeholder feedback related to this ETA no later than August 22, 2014.  After a careful review of the feedback, if any, the Department will consider the appropriate next steps in the issuance process.

View the draft ETA


If you have any questions or comments, please provide them to Chris Coffman as ChisC@dor.wa.gov