(1) Mobile homes. The transfer of a mobile home is subject to either real estate excise tax or sales/use tax, depending on the characteristics of the transfer, regardless of whether the mobile home is classified as real or personal property on the assessment rolls.
(2) Application of real estate excise tax. The real estate excise tax applies to the transfer of a mobile home that:
(a) Is affixed to land by a foundation (post or blocks) and has connections for utilities;
(b) Is not required to be removed from the land as a condition of sale; and
(c) Has been subject to retail sales or use tax during a previous sale.
(3) Sales or use tax. Mobile home sales are subject to retail sales or use tax in the following instances:
(a) The initial retail sale of the mobile home;
(b) The sale from a dealer's lot of either a new or used mobile home;
(c) If the removal of the mobile from the land is a condition of the sale; or
(d) The mobile home is not affixed to the land by a foundation and does not have connections for utilities.
(4) Floating homes. The real estate excise tax applies to the transfer of a floating home that is:
(a) Constructed on a float used in whole or in part for human habitation as a single-family dwelling;
(b) Not designed for self-propulsion by mechanical means or for propulsion by means of wind; and
(c) Listed on the real property tax rolls of the county in which it is located and in respect to which tax has been paid under chapter 82.08
[Statutory Authority: RCW 82.32.300
, 82.01.060(2), and 82.45.150. WSR 05-23-093, § 458-61A-105, filed 11/16/05, effective 12/17/05.]