Be Aware: Washington DOR Forming Unit to Enforce New B&O Tax on Out-of-State Wholesalers
By Scott M. Edwards and Daniel A. Kittle
New Washington legislation expands the state’s B&O tax to wholesalers and imposes a click-through nexus provision for online retailers. As a result, the Department of Revenue is forming a tax discovery unit to enforce the new tax laws against out-of-state wholesalers and online retailers with no physical presence in Washington state. By 2017, the Department estimates that these efforts will generate over $111 million in new tax revenue per year.
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