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7.29.2009

Washington Tax Alert: Seller’s Permits to Replace Resale Certificates

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Effective January 1, 2010, Washington taxpayers purchasing tangible personal property for resale will no longer be allowed to issue resale certificates to vendors, but will instead be required to have secured a “seller’s permit” issued by the Department of Revenue (“the Department”). The seller’s permits will allow eligible taxpayers to purchase goods or services for resale without paying Washington retail sales tax. This change is a result of Senate Bill 6173, which was enacted during the 2009 legislative session in an effort to curb resale certificate abuse.

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