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RCW 82.08.020

Tax imposed — Retail sales — Retail car rental.


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(1) There is levied and collected a tax equal to six and five-tenths percent of the selling price on each retail sale in this state of:

     (a) Tangible personal property, unless the sale is specifically excluded from the RCW 82.04.050 definition of retail sale;

     (b) Digital goods, digital codes, and digital automated services, if the sale is included within the RCW 82.04.050 definition of retail sale;

     (c) Services, other than digital automated services, included within the RCW 82.04.050 definition of retail sale;

     (d) Extended warranties to consumers; and

     (e) Anything else, the sale of which is included within the RCW 82.04.050 definition of retail sale.

     (2) There is levied and collected an additional tax on each retail car rental, regardless of whether the vehicle is licensed in this state, equal to five and nine-tenths percent of the selling price. The revenue collected under this subsection must be deposited in the multimodal transportation account created in RCW 47.66.070.

     (3) Beginning July 1, 2003, there is levied and collected an additional tax of three-tenths of one percent of the selling price on each retail sale of a motor vehicle in this state, other than retail car rentals taxed under subsection (2) of this section. The revenue collected under this subsection must be deposited in the multimodal transportation account created in RCW 47.66.070.

     (4) For purposes of subsection (3) of this section, "motor vehicle" has the meaning provided in RCW 46.04.320, but does not include farm tractors or farm vehicles as defined in RCW 46.04.180 and 46.04.181, off-road vehicles as defined in RCW 46.04.365, nonhighway vehicles as defined in RCW 46.09.310, and snowmobiles as defined in RCW 46.04.546.

     (5) Beginning on December 8, 2005, 0.16 percent of the taxes collected under subsection (1) of this section must be dedicated to funding comprehensive performance audits required under RCW 43.09.470. The revenue identified in this subsection must be deposited in the performance audits of government account created in RCW 43.09.475.

     (6) The taxes imposed under this chapter apply to successive retail sales of the same property.

     (7) The rates provided in this section apply to taxes imposed under chapter 82.12 RCW as provided in RCW 82.12.020.

[2011 c 171 § 120; 2010 c 106 § 212; (2010 c 106 § 211 expired January 1, 2011); (2009 c 469 § 802 expired January 1, 2011); 2006 c 1 § 3 (Initiative Measure No. 900, approved November 8, 2005); 2003 c 361 § 301; 2000 2nd sp.s. c 4 § 1; 1998 c 321 § 36 (Referendum Bill No. 49, approved November 3, 1998); 1992 c 194 § 9; 1985 c 32 § 1. Prior: 1983 2nd ex.s. c 3 § 62; 1983 2nd ex.s. c 3 § 41; 1983 c 7 § 6; 1982 1st ex.s. c 35 § 1; 1981 2nd ex.s. c 8 § 1; 1977 ex.s. c 324 § 2; 1975-'76 2nd ex.s. c 130 § 1; 1971 ex.s. c 281 § 9; 1969 ex.s. c 262 § 31; 1967 ex.s. c 149 § 19; 1965 ex.s. c 173 § 13; 1961 c 293 § 6; 1961 c 15 §82.08.020 ; prior: 1959 ex.s. c 3 § 5; 1955 ex.s. c 10 § 2; 1949 c 228 § 4; 1943 c 156 § 5; 1941 c 76 § 2; 1939 c 225 § 10; 1935 c 180 § 16; Rem. Supp. 1949 § 8370-16.]

Notes:

     Intent -- Effective date -- 2011 c 171: See notes following RCW 4.24.210.

     Effective date -- 2010 c 106 § 212: "Section 212 of this act takes effect January 1, 2011." [2010 c 106 § 409.]

     Expiration date -- 2010 c 106 § 211: "Section 211 of this act expires January 1, 2011." [2010 c 106 § 408.]

     Expiration date -- 2009 c 469 § 802: "Section 802 of this act expires January 1, 2011." [2009 c 469 § 904.]

     Effective date -- 2009 c 469 §§ 801 and 802: "Sections 801 and 802 of this act take effect August 1, 2009." [2009 c 469 § 903.]

     Short title -- Effective date -- 2006 c 1 (Initiative Measure No. 900): See RCW 43.09.471.

     Policies and purposes -- Construction -- Severability -- Part headings not law -- 2006 c 1 (Initiative Measure No. 900): See notes following RCW 43.09.470.

     Effective dates -- 2003 c 361: "Sections 301 through 602 of this act take effect July 1, 2003, and sections 201 and 202 of this act take effect August 1, 2003." [2003 c 361 § 703.]

     Findings -- Part headings not law -- Severability -- 2003 c 361: See notes following RCW 82.36.025.

     Application -- 2000 2nd sp.s. c 4 § 1: "Section 1 of this act applies to taxes collected on and after December 31, 1999." [2000 2nd sp.s. c 4 § 34.]

     Effective date -- 2000 2nd sp.s. c 4 §§ 1-3, 20: "Sections 1 through 3 and 20 of this act are necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and take effect immediately [May 2, 2000]." [2000 2nd sp.s. c 4 § 35.]

     Purpose -- Severability -- 1998 c 321: See notes following RCW 82.14.045.

     Contingent effective dates -- 1998 c 321 §§ 23-42: See note following RCW 35.58.410.

     Legislative intent -- 1992 c 194: "The legislature intends to exempt rental cars from state and local motor vehicle excise taxes, and to impose additional sales and use taxes in lieu thereof. These additional sales and use taxes are intended to provide as much revenue to the funds currently receiving motor vehicle excise tax revenue, including the transportation funds and the general fund, as each fund would have received if the motor vehicle excise tax exemptions had not been enacted. Revenues from these additional sales and use taxes are intended to be distributed in the same manner as the motor vehicle excise tax revenues they replace." [1992 c 194 § 4.]

     Effective dates -- 1992 c 194: See note following RCW 46.04.466.

     Construction -- Severability -- Effective dates -- 1983 2nd ex.s. c 3: See notes following RCW 82.04.255.

     Construction -- 1983 c 7: "This act shall not be construed as affecting any existing right acquired, or liability or obligation incurred under the sections amended in this act, nor any rule, regulation, or order adopted, nor any proceeding instituted, under those sections." [1983 c 7 § 34.]

     Severability -- 1983 c 7: "If any provision of this act or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the act or the application of the provision to other persons or circumstances is not affected." [1983 c 7 § 35.]

     Effective dates -- 1983 c 7: "This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, and safety, the support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and shall take effect March 1, 1983, except as follows:

     (1) Sections 9 through 22, and 25 through 31 of this act shall take effect June 30, 1983.

     (2) Sections 23 and 24 of this act shall take effect January 1, 1984, for taxes first due in 1984 and thereafter.

     The department of revenue and the department of licensing shall immediately take necessary steps to ensure that all sections of this act are properly implemented on their effective dates. The additional taxes and tax rate changes imposed under this act shall take effect on the dates designated in this act notwithstanding the date this act becomes law under Article III, section 12 of the state Constitution." [1983 c 7 § 37.]

     Severability -- 1982 1st ex.s. c 35: "If any provision of this act or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the act or the application of the provision to other persons or circumstances is not affected." [1982 1st ex.s. c 35 § 47.]

     Effective dates -- Expiration date -- 1982 1st ex.s. c 35: "This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, and safety, the support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and shall take effect immediately, except that sections 28, 29, and 30 of this act shall take effect on May 1, 1982, sections 33 and 34 of this act shall take effect on July 1, 1983, and sections 35 through 38 of this act shall take effect on January 1, 1983.

     Sections 28 and 29 of this act shall expire on July 1, 1983. The additional taxes imposed under this act shall take effect on the dates designated in this act notwithstanding the date this act becomes law under Article III, section 12 of the state Constitution." [1982 1st ex.s. c 35 § 48.]

     Effective date -- 1975-'76 2nd ex.s. c 130: "This 1976 amendatory act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, and safety, the support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and shall take effect immediately: PROVIDED, That the provisions of this 1976 amendatory act shall be null and void in the event chapter . . . (*Substitute Senate Bill No. 2778), Laws of 1975-'76 2nd ex. sess. is approved and becomes law." [1975-'76 2nd ex.s. c 130 § 4.]

     *Reviser's note: "Substitute Senate Bill No. 2778" failed to become law.

High capacity transportation systems -- Sales and use tax: RCW 81.104.170.

Manufacturers, study: 1994 c 66.