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Aerospace Industry List of aerospace tax incentives.
Aerospace Tax Incentives  
Agriculture Guide Help farmers understand their tax liability.
Aircraft Taxes Explanation of the annual taxes imposed on using an aircraft in Washington.
Amend Your Tax Return, How to Explains the steps to amend your tax return.
Appeal, How to File an  
Audit Process Brochure Covers audit process including documents to be examined and what happens after audit.
Auto Dealer Guide to Excise Taxes B&O Sales/use tax application for auto dealers.
Bail Bond Agency Guide to Excise Taxes Excise tax information for persons engaged in writing bail bonds
Beauticians Guide Industry specific information for beauticians.
Benchmarking Administrative Tax Appeals This report compares the appeal process with other states.
Business and Occupation (B & O) Tax Business and occupation tax fact sheet.
New business tax basics (pdf) Workbook to help new and existing businesses better understand Washington 's tax structure.
Child Care Operators Industry specific information for child care operators.
Cigarette Tax General cigarette tax information.
Commercial Fishing Tax Guide Describes the application of taxes to persons engaged in commercial fishing operations.
Commercial Vessel Tax Explanation of personnel property tax on commercial vessels.
Common Business Activities Table Common classifications reported on the excise tax return.
Computer Assisted Audit Program (CAAP)  
Construction Tax Guide Tax information for the construction industry.
Convenience Stores Tax information for convenience stores and gas stations.
Convenience Stores - Sales Tax Reference for Quick sales tax reference sheet for Convenience Stores
Convention and Trade Center Explanation of the tax and rates.
Data Upload to E-file Load tax return data into the E-file application without data entry work.
Denturists Tax Guide Tax information for denturists.

Destination-based Sales Tax at a Glance

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Direct Sellers/Multilevel Organizations Tax guide for direct sellers and multi-level organizations.
EFT Booklet - Your Guide to the Electronic Funds Transfer Program Explanation of Electronic Funds Transfer program.
EFT Due Dates for Combined Excise Tax Return Payments Due dates for Electronic Funds Transfers
Enhanced 911 Tax Explanation of the tax and rates.
Enhanced Food Fish Explanation of the tax and rates.
Estate Tax Explanation of the tax and rates.
Excise Tax Law Book Supplement Supplement to Excise Tax Law book.
Excise Tax Laws Title 82, Revised Code of Washington (RCW) and miscellaneous ancillary tax laws.
Excise Tax Rule Book Washington Administrative Code (WAC) chapter 458-20 (Excise tax rules) and WAC 458-276 (public records).
Farmers and Use Tax Use Tax information for Farmers
Fishing Charters Industry guide addressing the taxability of fishing charters
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Hazardous Substance Tax Explanation of the tax and rates.
High Technology Business and Occupation Tax Credit  
High Technology Sales/Use Tax Deferral  
Horse Industry  
Hospital Tax Guide Common reporting problems and solutions to avoid them.
How to Amend Your Tax Return Explains the steps to amend your tax return.
Indian Tax Guide  
Interior Decorators, Designers, & Consultants Tax information for interior designers, decorators, and consultants
Intermediate Care Facilities (ICF) Tax Explanation of the tax and rates.
  No publications are listed under "J" or "K."
Leasehold Excise Tax Basic overview of the Leasehold Excise Tax in a question and answer form.
Litter Tax Explanation of the tax and rates.
Local Sales and Use Tax Rates and Changes Provides the local codes and tax rates for all state locations and reporting guidelines.
Local Sales Tax Change Notices Notices of tax rate changes.
Lodging Tax Guide Better understand the taxes that apply to lodging and the proper tax classifications.
Managed Audit Program  
Manufacturing Industry Tax Guide  
Manufacturers' Sales/Use Tax Exemption  
Mortgage Brokers  
Motor Vehicle Sales/Use Tax Explanation of the tax and rates.
Natural Gas Use Tax Explanation of the tax and rates.
Nonprofit Organizations Describes tax requirements and exemptions for nonprofit organizations.
Oil Spill Tax Explanation of the tax and rates.
Online Sales of Goods Tax information for businesses and individuals who sell goods via the internet.
Out-of-state Businesses, Guide for Tax information for out-of-state businesses.
Personal Home Rentals Information for persons who rent out personal homes, including condominiums and time share units.
Petroleum Products Tax Explanation of the tax and rates.
Photographs, Sales of  
Pilates and Other Physical Fitness Services  
Podiatric Physicians Guide to Excise Taxes Explanation of how Washington's excise taxes apply to podiatric physicians.
Property Tax:  
Public & Confidential Information Guidelines  (pdf)  
Public Records and Confidentiality Laws Q&A  (pdf)  
Public Utility Tax Explanation of the tax and rates.
  No publications are listed under "Q."
Real Estate Excise Tax Tax on the sale of real estate.
Real Estate Excise Tax Rates  
Refuse (solid waste) Tax Explanation of the tax and rates.
Regional Transit Authority Tax Explanation of the tax and rates.
Rental Car Tax Explanation of the tax and rates.
Requirements to Become a Cigarette Wholesaler Explains steps to become cigarette wholesaler.
Restaurants and Retailers of Prepared Food Assists persons engaged in restaurant and other related businesses to better understand the taxes that apply to their business.
Retail Sales Tax  
Roadmap to Register and License your Business in Washington Follow these steps before you license and register your business
Rural County (Distressed Area) Business and Occupation Tax Credit for New Employees  
School Districts Tax Guide General tax information to assist school districts comply with their tax reporting responsibilities.
Small Business B & O Tax Credit Table for Annual Filers Annual Small Business B&O tax tables.
Small Business B & O Tax Credit Table for Monthly Filers Monthly Small Business B&O tax tables.
Small Business B&O Tax Credit Table for Quarterly Filers Quarterly Small Business B&O tax tables.
Solid Waste Collection/Disposal and Recycling Businesses Industry guide for businesses providing solid waster, recycling, or salvage services
Special Hotel/Motel Tax Explanation of the tax and rates.
Special Notices List of special notices by subject that provide information on legislative changes and tax application.
Solid Fuel Burning Device Fee Explanation of the fee and rate.

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Staffing Industry Tax Guide  
Streamlined Sales Tax Certificate of Compliance  
Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board - Washington's Taxability Matrix  
Synopsis of Tax Incentives (pdf) List of the major tax incentives offered by the State of Washington.
Syrup Tax Explanation of the tax and rate.
Tavern Tax Guide Assists persons engaged in the tavern business to better understand the taxes that apply to taverns.
Tax Classifications, Credits, and Deduction Definitions Explains the tax classifications, credits and deductions that may appear on an excise tax return.
Tax Consultation Service Explanation of the tax consultation visits provided by the Department of Revenue.
Tax Facts Newsletter to taxpayers with general information, rule changes, legislative tax changes, answers to frequently asked questions.
Tax, Title and Registration of Boats (w/DOL)  
Tax Incentives Incentive Programs: Deferrals, Exemptions and credits offered by the state of Washington.
Tax Reference Manual General description and historical information on over 50 taxes.
Taxicabs (and Limousines) Tax Guide Tax information for owners and independent drivers of taxicabs (and limousines)
Taxpayer Rights and Responsibilities Information on agency procedures and services available to taxpayers.
Timber Tax:  
 
 
  • Forest Tax Bulletin
Explanation of the application of timber law and rules.
 
  • Harvester Stumpage Value Packets
SVA 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, & 10
Help purchasers of Department of Natural Resources timber sales determine costs taxable under the Forest Excise Tax.
 
 
 
 
Tobacco Products Tax Explanation of the tax and fee.
Transient Rental Income Explanation of the tax and fee.
Tribal (See Indian Tax Guide)  
Trucking Industry Tax Guide  
Unclaimed Property:  
Use Tax  
Vacation home rentals Information for persons who rent out personal homes, including condominiums and time share units.
Vessel Brokers and Dealers Tax Guide B&O sales and use tax applications for vessel brokers and dealers.
Veterinarians Tax Guide  
Voluntary Disclosure Program  
Warehouse Tax Incentive Provides criteria for taking the incentive.
Washington State Tax Guide for Out-of-State Businesses Information for out-of-state businesses.
Wine Industry Tax Guide  
  No publications are listed under "X," "Y," or "Z."