WSR 02-15-078

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE


[ Filed July 15, 2002, 3:17 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 458-20-24003 Tax incentives for high technology businesses.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 82.32.300 and 82.63.010.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is considering a new rule to identify and explain the sales and use tax deferrals for high technology businesses provided by chapter 82.63 RCW and the business and occupation tax credit for research and development spending provided by RCW 82.04.4452.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Modified negotiated rule making.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Written comments may be submitted by mail, e-mail, fax, or at the public meeting. Oral comments will be accepted at the public meeting. Written comments may be directed to Greg Potegal, Legislation and Policy, P.O. Box 47467, Olympia, WA 98504-7467, phone (360) 570-6132, e-mail gregp@dor.wa.gov, fax (360) 664-0693.

Date and Location of Public Meeting: August 27, 2002, at 1:30 p.m., Capital Plaza Building, 4th Floor Large Conference Room, 1025 Union Avenue S.E., Olympia, WA.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Sandy Davis no later than ten days before the hearing date, TTY 1-800-451-7985 or (360) 570-6175.

July 15, 2002

Alan R. Lynn

Rules Coordinator

Legislation and Policy Division

Washington State Code Reviser's Office