WSR 14-16-015
[Filed July 24, 2014, 3:42 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 458-61A-202 Inheritance or devise and 458-61A-303 Affidavit.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 82.45.150, 82.32.300, and 82.01.060(2).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: WAC 458-61A-202 (REET Rule 202) explains the exemption from real estate excise tax (REET) for inheritance transfers. WAC 458-61A-303 (REET Rule 303) explains the REET affidavit requirements. 2ESHB 1117, effective on June 12, 2014, provides a new REET exemption for transfers pursuant to a transfer on death deed and substantiation requirements to claim that exemption, as well as a change to the affidavit requirements for transfer on death deed transfers. REET Rules 202 and 303 need to be amended to reflect this new exemption and accompanying substantiation and affidavit requirements for transfers pursuant to transfer on death deeds.
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 Written comments on and/or requests for copies of the rule may be directed to David Hesford, Interpretations and Technical Advice Division, P.O. Box 47453, Olympia, WA 98504-7453, e-mail, phone (360) 534-1586.
Public Meeting Location: Capital Plaza Building, 4th Floor Large Executive Conference Room, 1025 Union Avenue S.E., Olympia, WA, on September 10, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. Call-in option can be provided upon request no later than three days before the meeting date.
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.
July 24, 2014
Dylan Waits
Rules Coordinator