Stories tagged: Washington Department of Revenue
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 9:28 p.m.
Supreme Court rejects city’s tax exemptions for 2014 street tax
City of Spokane loses its fight to offer a special exemption to seniors and the disabled on property taxes to fix the streets.
Tue., Feb. 24, 2015
Editorial: Levy issue resolution worth going to courts, Legislature
Not often do you see public officials distracted by property tax increases on the order of $22, but a possible misinterpretation of Washington law that provides tax breaks for the …
Thu., Nov. 20, 2014, 11:05 a.m.
Washington Dep’t of Revenue sells purported Picasso sketchbook for $112,500
A sketchbook that might contain more than two dozen works of Picasso — or not — sold for $112,500 at an auction of abandoned items turned over to the state.
Fri., May 10, 2013
Sales tax receipts up in all sectors of state’s economy
OLYMPIA – Taxes collected from all retail sales grew by 5 percent in Washington last year, the biggest jump from one year to the next since the recession began in …
Sat., Dec. 15, 2012
City irks business owner
Business owner Claudia Kirkebo understands the city of Spokane wants to simplify business license renewals. And she’s not keen on a new $9 service charge for renewing her license on …
Fri., Oct. 19, 2012
City business license processing will be by state
Starting Nov. 13, Spokane businesses will apply for new licenses or renew licenses online through the state Department of Revenue. The city’s business license fees will not change. Nearly all …
Fri., Dec. 23, 2011
Alleged copper thieves thought they had license to steal
These entrepreneurs probably won’t be in the running for a business leadership award anytime soon. Police say a band of suspected metal thieves created a Spokane-based business, complete with licenses …
Thu., April 14, 2011
Law exempts restaurants from tax on worker meals
OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire on Wednesday signed into law a bill to exempt restaurants from paying sales tax on the free meals they provide for their employees. Current law …
Tue., April 12, 2011
Tax amnesty plan draws 7,000 applicants in Washington
Washington state looks to collect more than $24 million in back taxes through an amnesty program that ends April 18. More than 7,000 companies statewide have applied for the amnesty. …
Sun., March 20, 2011
State tax amnesty window closes soon
The Washington Department of Revenue’s first-ever tax amnesty program means qualifying businesses with overdue taxes can apply to pay them without associated penalties and interest. “Hardworking business owners have faced …
Tue., Dec. 14, 2010, 4:25 p.m.
Washington trying to collect pot sales tax
The Washington Department of Revenue has launched a statewide effort to collect sales tax from medical marijuana dispensaries — even as some prosecutors and the Health Department maintain such dispensaries …
Fri., Oct. 8, 2010
Local retail sales lag state totals
Retail sales in Spokane County took a dip in the second quarter, while sales fared better in Western Washington metro areas, the Washington State Department of Revenue said Thursday. • …