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Q:  I bought some items over the Internet and was not charged sales tax. Do I owe sales tax on these items?

A:  Generally, if the seller did not charge you sales tax, you owe use tax on the items. The use tax is based on the value of the item when first possessed in Washington. As of June 1, 2002, the value subject to use tax includes any freight or shipping/handling charges paid to the seller.
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WAC 458-20-178
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