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Washington Taxes Telephone Charges


 Do people in Washington State still use these?

There are changes afoot in Washington State, thanks to the 2013-2015 budget.

As explained by a Department of Revenue Special Notice, as of August 1, 2013, the Evergreen State no longer exempts charges for residentially tariffed wireline telephone service charges; sales tax will be collected on those charges. In addition, sales tax will be collected on coin-operated telephone service charges. On the other hand, the Washington Telephone Assistance Program (WTAP) tax and the Telephone Relay Service (TRS) tax will no longer be collected.

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.