When are decisions published?
A determination may be published when all of the following criteria are met:
- The decision is a well-reasoned application of the law to a specific set of facts.
- The decision addresses only the law and facts necessary to resolve this case.
The decision is needed to:
- Provide guidance on a previously unaddressed area of the law, and to articulate the Department’s current policy;
- Apply the law to a significantly different set of facts;
- Overrule a published determination; or
- Provide a better or more current articulation on how the law should be interpreted.
- The decision can be effectively sanitized, or the taxpayer will grant a waiver of the secrecy clause.
Can I request to have my decision published?
Yes. You may request that your decision be published. The Department will consider whether it meets the criteria (see above).
Where can I find published decisions?
You may search for Washington Tax Decisions (WTDs) using Taxpedia, the Department's online tax research tool.