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Tax Relief for Washington Storm Victims


 Severe storms create a state of emergency in Washington.

It’s been a wet, windy few weeks for the people of Washington State. Heavy rains followed by fierce winds have sparked flooding and landslides and toppled trees throughout much of the state, particularly in Southwest Washington. In response, Governor Jay Inslee has proclaimed a statewide state of emergency. More storms are predicted. Fortunately, tax relief is available for business and property owners adversely affected by the weather.

The Washington Department of Revenue has announced that filing extensions and penalty waivers are available for affected taxpayers. Businesses with property in any of the declared disaster areas may also be eligible for property tax relief. Audits may be rescheduled. Additional information.

Dealing with taxes can put anyone in a stormy mood. Keep calm and automate.

photo credit: SR 410 Nile Valley Landslide (west of Naches) via photopin (license)


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.