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Washington Department of Revenue Releases Tax Rate Lookup Android App

Washington Department of Revenue Releases Tax Rate Lookup Android App

 Washington recently deployed an Android version of their well-received iPhone rate lookup app. The app allows businesses to look up sales and use tax rates for any location in Washington. A GPS or address can be used to produce the rate, location code, and confirmation code. Washington law requires sales tax to be assessed to the … Read More

Products Labeled as Little or Small Cigars Considered Cigarettes for Tax Purposes in California

Products Labeled as Little or Small Cigars Considered Cigarettes for Tax Purposes in California

In California, products that are labeled as little or small cigars are considered cigarettes under the California Cigarette and Tobacco Products Tax Law and require cigarette tax stamps. Every package labeled as little or small cigars must have a cigarette stamp applied to the packaging by the distributor. Failure of the distributor to do so … Read More

Tax Treatment of Personal Chefs Discussed in Washington State

Tax Treatment of Personal Chefs Discussed in Washington State

The Washington State Department of Revenue recently issued a special notice regarding the tax treatment of personal chef services. Personal chefs are considered independent contractors that prepare food in private residences for consumption by members of the residence. Personal chefs may also be hired to prepare meals for social events, such as dinner parties, cocktail … Read More