PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 458-20-22802 Electronic funds transfer.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 82.32.300 and 82.01.060(2).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is considering a revision to this rule to reflect changes in the law resulting from SSB 5571 as passed by the legislature during the 2009 regular session (chapter 176, Laws of 2009). The legislation requires taxpayers with a monthly tax reporting frequency to file and pay their excise taxes to the department electronically. The legislation also requires that refunds issued by the department be paid electronically if the taxpayer is required to pay taxes electronically and the department has the necessary account information.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Parties interested in this rule making may contact the individual listed below. The public may also participate by providing written comments throughout this rule making or giving oral testimony at the public meeting or public hearing.
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, fax, or at the public meeting. Oral comments will be accepted at the public meeting. A preliminary draft of possible rule changes is available for viewing and printing on our web site at http://dor.wa.gov/content/FindALawOrRule/RuleMaking/agenda.aspx. Written comments on and/or requests for copies of the rule may be directed to Kristine Rompa, Interpretations and Technical Advice Division, P.O. Box 47453, Olympia, WA 98504-7453, e-mail KristineR@dor.wa.gov, phone (360) 570-6134.
Public Meeting Location: Capital Plaza Building, 4th Floor, L&P Large Conference Room, 1025 Union Avenue S.E., Olympia, WA, on September 23, 2010, at 10:00 a.m.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Martha Thomas no later than ten days before the meeting date, TTY 1-800-451-7985 or (360) 725-7497.
August 16, 2010
Alan R. Lynn