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RCW 82.14.055

Tax changes.

(1) Except as provided in subsections (2), (3), and (4) of this section, a local sales and use tax change may take effect (a) no sooner than seventy-five days after the department receives notice of the change and (b) only on the first day of January, April, or July.
(2) In the case of a local sales and use tax that is a credit against the state sales tax or use tax, a local sales and use tax change may take effect (a) no sooner than thirty days after the department receives notice of the change and (b) only on the first day of a month.
(3)(a) A local sales and use tax rate increase imposed on services applies to the first billing period starting on or after the effective date of the increase.
(b) A local sales and use tax rate decrease imposed on services applies to bills rendered on or after the effective date of the decrease.
(c) For the purposes of this subsection (3), "services" means retail services such as installing and constructing and retail services such as telecommunications, but does not include services such as tattooing.
(4) For the purposes of this section, "local sales and use tax change" means enactment or revision of local sales and use taxes under this chapter or any other statute, including changes resulting from referendum or annexation.
NOTES:
Effective datesPart headings not law2003 c 168: See notes following RCW 82.08.010.
Effective date2001 c 320: See note following RCW 11.02.005.
FindingsIntent2000 c 104: "The legislature finds that retailers have an important role in the state's tax system by collecting sales or use tax from consumers and remitting it to the state. Frequent changes to the tax system place a burden on these businesses. To alleviate that burden and to improve the accuracy of tax collection, it is the intent of the legislature to provide that changes to sales and use tax may be made four times a year and that the department of revenue be provided adequate time to give advance notice to retailers of any such change. Changes in sales and use tax rates that are the result of annexation are also restricted to this time period, for uniformity and simplification. Additionally, retailers who rely on technology developed and provided by the department of revenue, such as the department's geographic information system, to calculate tax rates shall be held harmless from errors resulting from such use." [ 2000 c 104 § 1.]
Effective date2000 c 104: "This act takes effect July 1, 2000." [ 2000 c 104 § 7.]
Statewide sales and use tax changes: RCW 82.08.064.
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