(1) The tax levied by RCW 82.08.020
does not apply to sales to farmers or to veterinarians of animal pharmaceuticals approved by the United States department of agriculture or by the United States food and drug administration, if the pharmaceutical is to be administered to an animal that is raised by a farmer for the purpose of producing for sale an agricultural product.
(2) The exemption is available only when the buyer provides the seller with an exemption certificate in a form and manner prescribed by the department. The seller must retain a copy of the certificate for the seller's files.
(3) For the purposes of this section and RCW 82.12.880
, the following definitions apply:
(a) "Farmer" and "agricultural product" mean the same as in RCW 82.04.213
(b) "Veterinarian" means a person who is licensed to practice veterinary medicine, surgery, or dentistry under chapter 18.92
[2001 2nd sp.s. c 17 § 1.]
Effective date—2001 2nd sp.s. c 17: "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 August 1, 2001." [2001 2nd sp.s. c 17 § 3.]