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Q:  Is labor subject to retail sales tax?


Yes.  Labor is subject to retail sales tax when performing these activities:

  • Repairing
  • Remodeling
  • Building for the end consumer

You also need to remember that retail sales tax should be collected on the entire contract including

  • Labor
  • Materials
  • Fees
  • Permits
  • Your markup
More information
WAC 458-20-173
Construction Tax Guide
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