WSR 14-02-108
[Filed December 31, 2013, 3:15 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The rule-making effort is to amend WAC 458-20-245, presently entitled: "Telephone business, telephone service" and to update it to present technology with the new title of: "Taxation of competitive telephone service, telecommunications service, and ancillary service." This updating of the rule will also incorporate the legislative changes from chapter 8, Laws of 2013 2nd sp. sess., 63rd legislature 2013.
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: This rule making will identify what constitutes competitive telephone services, telecommunications services, and ancillary services; how these products are taxed; and the statutes that apply for determining if the sales of these products are subject to taxation in Washington state, including issues of sourcing and apportionment. The rule applies to tax periods commencing on or after July 1, 2008.
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 Mark E. Bohe, 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, Fourth Floor Executive Conference Room, 1025 Union Avenue S.E., Olympia, WA, on February 6, 2014, at 10:00 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.
December 31, 2013
Alan R. Lynn
Assistant Director