The litter tax imposed in this chapter does not apply to:
(1) The manufacture or sale of products for use and consumption outside the state;
(2) The value of products or gross proceeds of the sales exempt from tax under RCW 82.04.330;
(3) The sale of products for resale by a qualified grocery distribution cooperative to customer-owners of the grocery distribution cooperative. For the purposes of this section, "qualified grocery distribution cooperative" and "customer-owner" have the meanings given in RCW 82.04.298;
(4) The sale of food or beverages by retailers that are sold solely for immediate consumption indoors at the seller's place of business or at a deck or patio at the seller's place of business, or indoors at an eating area that is contiguous to the seller's place of business; or
(5)(a) The sale of prepared food or beverages by caterers where the food or beverages are to be served for immediate consumption in or on individual nonsingle use containers at premises occupied or controlled by the customer.
(b) For the purposes of this subsection, the following definitions apply:
(i) "Prepared food" has the same meaning as provided in RCW 82.08.0293.
(ii) "Nonsingle use container" means a receptacle for holding a single individual's food or beverage that is designed to be used more than once. Nonsingle use containers do not include pizza delivery bags and similar insulated containers that do not directly contact the food. Nonsingle use containers do not include plastic or paper plates or other containers that are disposable.
(iii) "Caterer" means a person contracted to prepare food where the final cooking or serving occurs at a location selected by the customer.
[2005 c 289 § 1; 2003 c 120 § 1; 2001 1st sp.s. c 9 § 7; (2001 1st sp.s. c 9 § 8 expired July 22, 2001); 2001 c 118 § 7; 1992 c 175 § 7; 1971 ex.s. c 307 § 17. Formerly RCW 70.93.170.]
| Effective date -- 2003 c 120: "This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and takes effect immediately [May 7, 2003]." [2003 c 120 § 2.]|
Effective dates -- 2001 1st sp.s. c 9: See note following RCW 82.04.298.
Expiration dates -- 2001 1st sp.s. c 9: See note following RCW 82.04.290.