Tax Relief for Victims of Washington Wildfires
- Sales Tax News
- Jul 14, 2015 | Gail Cole
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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