WSR 13-19-075
[Filed September 17, 2013, 10:50 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 458-20-178 (Rule 178) Use tax.
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: Rule 178 explains who is responsible for remitting use tax, and when and how to remit it. It also explains the imposition of use tax as it applies to the use of tangible personal property within Washington when the property was not subject to retail sales tax at the time of acquisition.
The department is considering an amendment to Rule 178 to:
Update and clarify information to conform with existing law;
Reformat the rule to provide the information in a more useful manner.
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. A preliminary draft of possible rule changes is available via the department's online Rules Agenda.
Written comments may be submitted by mail and should be directed to Gayle Carlson, ITA Division, P.O. Box 47453, Olympia, WA 98504-7453, e-mail
Written and oral comments will be accepted at the public meeting.
Public Meeting Location: Capital Plaza Building, 4th Floor Executive Conference Room, 1025 Union Avenue S.E., Olympia, WA, on October 23, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. Call in option can be provided upon request.
Assistance For Persons With Disabilities: Contact Mary Carol LaPalm, (360) 725-7499 or Renee Cosare, (360) 725-7514 no later than ten days before the meeting date. For hearing impaired please contact us via the Washington relay operator at (800) 833-6384.
September 17, 2013
Alan R. Lynn
Assistant Director