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Get a Sellers Permit in Washington State

 
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Category : > Article Directory of Sales Tax Registration
Posted On : Mon Aug 08th,2016

 
This guide covers what is a sales tax permit Washington state and how it is obtained from the Department of Revenue Washington State.
 

What is a Sellers Permit in the State of Washington?

A reseller permit is obtained from the Department of revenue Washington to sell taxable items and seek tax free purchases from suppliers to resell end users. Retail sales tax is a main principal source for Washington State to generate funds which executes in local projects instead of borrowed from the federal government.

Whom to collect retail sales tax?

Retail sales tax is collected from consumers under the following conditions:

Retail sales tax from end user: Sales and Use tax is collected directly from the state of Washington consumers on selling taxable items.

Retail sales tax from out of state users: Department of revenue Washington collects use tax from the state of Washington buyers who bought taxable products from out of state vendors and it is reported on the income tax return end of the year. A use tax is introduced to discourage out of state purchases to stop by passing sales tax. A use tax is an excellent and appreciated action of the lawmakers which gives an encouragement to local vendors.

Retails sales tax collection on drop shipping: A drop shipper or also called a local vendor is obligated to collect sales tax from a local buyer on delivery of taxable items. This process keeps the sales tax collection very simple. All drop shippers get a sellers permit from their states.

How to apply for a Washington state Sellers Permit?

A sellers permit Washington is applied electronically at Department of Revenue Washington website and state of Washington generally issues retail sales tax permit in seven to ten working days unless additional information require by the department. Department of revenue The Washington filing fee is $60.00 to issues a sellers permit.

State of Washington is also a part of the streamlined sales and use tax.

How to calculate sales and use tax Washington?

Sales and use tax is calculated on gross receipt and a list of sales tax rate is published on the Department of Revenue Washington website.

How to determine a Washington State residency to charge sales and use tax?

Sales tax is charged from a state of Washington resident  and status of residency is subjected to the following conditions.

  • Maintain a residence in the state of Washington.

  • Does not have a permanent residence in any other state

  • Registered voter in this state

  • Collects benefits under one of Washington's public assistance programs

  • Has a professional or business license in the state of Washington

  • Attending school or paying tuition

  • Custodial parent with a child attending a public school in this state

  • Uses a Washington address for federal or state taxes

  • Has a Washington State driver's license

  • Claims Washington as a residence for obtaining a hunting or fishing license

  • Eligibility to hold public office or for judicial actions

Filing frequency to report State of Washington Sales and Use Tax

Sales tax returns filing frequency is determined based on the sales tax withholding and the department of Revenue Washington sends notification to all vendors for the filing frequencies before sales tax due dates.

  

Nashib Umer

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