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[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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Learn the basics about Washington state taxes, unclaimed property, E-file and more by signing up for a workshop or webinar.

[New fee announced for MercuryContaining light bulbs]

New fee announced for mercury-containing light bulbs

Do you make or sell mercury-containing light bulbs? Here’s what you need to know. 

[You may owe sales tax 
on a short-term rental]

Home rental for less than 30 days?

You may owe sales tax
on a short-term rental. 

[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 the implementation of Initiative 502. More...


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No it's not a scam. You just got an excise tax reminder from our automated dialing system. 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...
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How to prepare for an audit

A guide for small businesses


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