Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.
Purpose: Part I of chapter 23, Laws of 2010 1st sp. sess. (2ESSB 6143) changed the apportionment and nexus requirements for apportionable activities, effective June 1, 2010. The department has adopted the following emergency rules to explain how these requirements apply.
WAC 458-20-19401 Minimum nexus thresholds for apportionable activities, Washington's business and occupation (B&O) taxes may be imposed only if a business has substantial nexus with this state. This rule explains the minimum nexus thresholds for the B&O taxation of businesses engaged in apportionable activities.
WAC 458-20-19402 Single factor receipts apportionment -- Generally, this rule explains how gross income earned by businesses engaged in apportionable activities is apportioned. This rule does not apply to the apportionment of income of financial institutions taxable under RCW 82.04.290, which is addressed in WAC 458-20-19404, nor that of royalty income earned from granting the right to use intangible property, which is addressed in WAC 458-20-19403.
WAC 458-20-19403 Single factor receipts apportionment -- Royalties, this rule addresses how gross income from royalties is apportioned when the business receives royalty payments from both within and outside the state.
WAC 458-20-19404 Financial institutions -- Income apportionment, this rule addresses how gross income from engaging in business as a financial institution is apportioned when the financial institution engages in business both within and outside the state.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 82.32.300 and 82.01.060(2).
Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that immediate adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule is necessary for the preservation of the public health, safety, or general welfare, and that observing the time requirements of notice and opportunity to comment upon adoption of a permanent rule would be contrary to the public interest.
Reasons for this Finding: An emergency adoption of these rules is necessary because permanent rules cannot be adopted at this time.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0 , Amended 4 , Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0 , Amended 4 , Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: June 2, 2010.
Alan R. Lynn
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