Stories tagged: Department of Revenue
Mon., April 11, 2016
Marijuana sales top spending on wine and milk in Spokane County
Spokane County sold more than $5 million worth of legal marijuana for the month of March, the first time a monthly total has eclipsed that mark since legal sales began …
Thu., Feb. 19, 2015
Tax exemption puts Spokane and county at odds
When city leaders encouraged Spokane voters to pass last year’s street levy, they promised that existing property tax rates wouldn’t change. Now that promise is in jeopardy.
Fri., Nov. 21, 2014
Book of sketches possibly by Picasso sells for $112,500
KENMORE, Wash. – A sketchbook that might contain more than two dozen works of Pablo Picasso – or not – sold for $112,500 at an auction of abandoned items turned …
Wed., Aug. 27, 2014, 2:36 p.m.
Time running out to claim safe deposit box contents
OLYMPIA — If you received a letter from the state about unclaimed safe deposit box contents that could be yours, you have to claim them by tomorrow.
Sat., April 19, 2014
Department of Revenue program holds unclaimed assets
OLYMPIA – Odds are that you or someone you know has money waiting at the state Department of Revenue, just a few computer key strokes away. The department’s main job …
Sat., Nov. 16, 2013
State taking applications for marijuana licenses starting Monday
Sam Calvert has a dream of getting in on the ground floor of a historic change in retail commerce that begins Monday. But it’s a struggle, he acknowledged. “This is …
Tue., May 17, 2011
State auctioning off lost treasures
OLYMPIA – Nearly 3,000 items that someone locked away for safekeeping and either forgot about, or forgot to tell anyone else about, will be auctioned off this week for the …
Wed., Dec. 1, 2010
Gregoire beefs up collection force for business taxes
OLYMPIA – Facing revenue shortfalls for the next 30 months, Washington state is making changes in its tax collecting agency to go after businesses that aren’t paying what they owe, …
Thu., July 1, 2010
Budget-patching soda tax starts today
That six-pack of diet soda will cost an extra 12 cents starting today. It’s possible you won’t pay it, but someone will.
Thu., May 13, 2010
Tourism taxes less than expected
Two Spokane groups are trying to deal with an unexpected decline in money from a countywide hotel-motel tax that increased last fall. Both the Spokane Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau …
Thu., Jan. 14, 2010, 11:39 a.m.
Retail sales in Wash. dropped 11.6 percent in 3Q
The state Department of Revenue says taxable retail sales in Washington dropped to $26.4 billion in the third quarter of 2009. That’s a 11.6 percent drop from the same period …
Thu., June 18, 2009
Farmers markets put churches in quandary
OLYMPIA – State tax officials recently gave several Spokane-area churches an ultimatum: Stop running farmers markets in your parking lots or start paying tax on that land. “We have no …
Tue., June 9, 2009, 9:36 a.m.
Homeowners may ask state to defer property taxes
Homeowners worried about making property-tax payments this fall may ask the state to temporarily foot the bill, but it will cost them in interest. People with an annual household income …
Tue., June 9, 2009, 6:50 a.m.
WA retailers will need permit to avoid sales taxes
OLYMPIA — Thousands of Washington businesses will be affected by a change in the way sales taxes are collected, in an attempt by the Department of Revenue to recapture some …