News & Announcements

[Changes for recreational services]

Changes for recreational services & athletic and fitness facilities coming January 1, 2016

Changes in tax law take effect that simplify the taxation of “recreational services” and “athletic and fitness facilities. More...

[Retail Marijuana License]

Applying for a Retail Marijuana License – Need a Tax Status Letter?

Priority one and two marijuana license applicants will need a tax status letter from the Department. More…

Find up-to-date information on applying for a retail marijuana license and medical marijuana endorsement, including applicant priorities. More…

[Presumption of Nexus]

New Presumption of Nexus for Click-Through Retail Transactions

State of Washington has adopted a “click-through” presumption of nexus standard for both retailing B&O tax and retail sales tax purposes. More...

[New Nexus Standard]

New Nexus Standard for Wholesale Sales

Out-of-state businesses making wholesale sales into Washington will be subject to the wholesaling business and occupation (B&O) tax. More...

[print reseller permits]

New feature allows businesses to print reseller permits

Misplaced your reseller permit? No worries. You can now view or print your reseller permit online through My Account!

[Surcharges added to restaurant bills]


Surcharges added to restaurant bills to cover “Living Wage,” as well as costs associated with the Affordable Care Act or other expenses are subject to retail sales tax and retailing B&O tax.

[Do you need to pay state taxes?]

Do you need to register as a business?

Maybe. If you receive a 1099-MISC Income form from someone you worked for, this indicates that you may be engaged in a business activity as an independent contractor.

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Did you get a call from

No it's not a scam. You just got an excise tax reminder from our automated dialing system. More...
[Marijuana reform information (I-502)]

Taxes due on recreational marijuana

Find information on how taxes apply to marijuana businesses. More...

Find up-to-date information on recreational and medical marijuana in Washington State. More...

[Who owes use tax?]

Who owes use tax?
Maybe you!

If you've made purchases without paying Washington's sales tax, you may owe use tax. More...
Important 2015 tax legislation changes
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How to prepare for an audit

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