The Department of Revenue has cancelled the following excise tax advisory (ETA):
268.04.192 Indian Owned Corporation Doing Business on a Reservation. This advisory is being canceled because it provides incorrect information. ETA 268 explains that a corporation owned by Indians is not entitled to the exemption available to Indians engaging in business activities within an Indian reservation. WAC 458-20-192 (Rule 192) explains that a state chartered corporation, a partnership, or any other entity comprised solely of enrolled members of a tribe is not subject to tax on business conducted in Indian country. Rule 192 further provides that in the event that the composition of such an entity includes a family member who is not a member of the tribe, the entity will be considered as satisfying the "comprised solely" criteria if at least half of the owners are enrolled members of the tribe.
Copies of these documents are available via the internet at http://www.dor.wa.gov/content/laws/eta/eta.aspx, or a request for copies may be directed to Roseanna Hodson, Interpretations and Technical Advice Unit, P.O. Box 47453, Olympia, WA 98504-7453, phone (360) 570-6119, fax (360) 586-5543.
Alan R. Lynn