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Tax Relief for Victims of Washington Wildfires

  • Jul 14, 2015 | Gail Cole

 The battle is on in Washington.

Little rain is falling in Washington State, known for its drizzly character. While this typical for the eastern part of the state at this time of year, in 2015, it is also true in the western part of the state. For months locals have been stunned by high temperatures and dry days and the fact that there are wildfires burning in the Olympic National Park Rain Forest. That's right: the rain forest is on fire.

The Wenatchee area, plagued by fires in 2014, is suffering again this summer. In late June, dozens of homes were destroyed in the Sleepy Hollow Fire. Now, 40 miles east of there, new fires are raging.

On June 30, the Washington Department of Revenue announced that tax relief is available for Wenatchee area businesses affected by the wildfires. As the burning persists and spreads across the state, taxpayers are advised to check back with the department for additional relief.

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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.