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Q:  What is the business and occupation (B&O) tax and who is subject to it?


Business and Occupation (B&O) tax is a gross receipts tax levied on a business for the privilege of doing business in Washington. Almost all businesses located or doing business in the state of Washington are subject to the state B&O tax. It is an out-of-pocket cost for engaging in business activities.

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Business & occupation tax
RCW 82.04.220
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