What is the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement (SSUTA)?
The SSUTA is a cooperative effort of member states to simplify and make sales and use tax collection and administration more uniform. The intention of this agreement is to reduce the cost and administrative burdens on retailers that collect the sales tax, particularly retailers that operate in multiple states.
What does this mean for Washington?
As part of this membership, Washington moved to a destination-based local sales tax system. Washington became a member of the SSUTA on July 1, 2008. Washington has a seat on the Governing Board of the Agreement and votes on amendments to and interpretations of the SSUTA.
What is a CSP?
A CSP is an agent certified under the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement. The purpose of a CSP is to allow a business to outsource most of its sales tax administration responsibilities. For more information, see CSP information on the National Streamlined Sales Tax website.