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                          HOUSE BILL 1245



State of Washington      57th Legislature     2001 Regular Session


By Representatives Cairnes, Morris, DeBolt, Pennington, Roach, Crouse, McMorris, Reardon, Carrell, Hatfield, Dunn, Boldt, Mielke, Edwards, Bush, Van Luven, G. Chandler and D. Schmidt


Read first time 01/22/2001.  Referred to Committee on Finance.

Exempting labor and services on new residential construction from sales tax.

    AN ACT Relating to exempting labor and services on new residential construction from sales tax; amending RCW 82.14.820; and adding a new section to chapter 82.08 RCW.




    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 1.  A new section is added to chapter 82.08 RCW to read as follows:

    The tax imposed by RCW 82.08.020 does not apply to the sale of or charge made for labor and services rendered in respect to clearing land, moving earth, site preparation, constructing, repairing, decorating, renovating, expanding, or improving of new or existing buildings, structures, facilities, or any other improvement under, upon, or above real property of or for new residential construction.  This exemption from sales tax is limited to the state share of the sales tax and does not apply to the local sales tax as provided under RCW 82.14.820 and 81.104.170.


    Sec. 2.  RCW 82.14.820 and 1997 c 450 s 4 are each amended to read as follows:

    The exemptions in RCW 82.08.820 ((and)), 82.12.820, and section 1 of this act are for the state portion of the sales and use tax and do not extend to the tax imposed in this chapter.


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