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Washington Sales Tax Return Filing Relief


A recent message from the Washington State Department of Revenue* states:

A series of storms, starting July 13, produced high winds, lightning, and extreme rainfall damaging homes and businesses in 16 Washington counties. Governor Gregoire declared a state of emergency for  Adams, Benton, Chelan, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Jefferson, Kitsap, Kittitas, Klickitat, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Walla Walla, and Yakima counties.

Businesses in those counties that were adversely affected by the storms, and were unable to file their June 2012 or Quarter 2, 2012 tax return on time, may request a waiver of the penalties and interest that result from filing late.

*this statement came from the Washington State DOR RSS feed, but the statement was not found on the DOR or governor’s website at the time of this blog.

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Susan McLain
Avalara Author Susan McLain
Susan McLain began her career as a technical writer in technology industries such as satellite networking and medical devices. Her skills encompass technical and marketing writing, usability engineering, verification and validation testing and protocol writing, requirements development, business analysis, technical illustration/graphic design and marketing. She has owned her own business providing service to small to medium sized business and in other positions, she has been in project management, documentation and marketing. She is currently the content specialist for Avalara helping to “make sales tax less taxing.”