Wash. Rev. Code § 82.04.280

Current through Chapter 1 of the 2023 1st Special Session
Section 82.04.280 - Tax on printers, publishers, highway contractors, extracting or processing for hire, cold storage warehouse or storage warehouse operation, insurance general agents, radio and television broadcasting, government contractors-Cold storage warehouse defined-Storage warehouse defined-Periodical or magazine defined
(1) Upon every person engaging within this state in the business of:
(a) Printing materials other than newspapers, and of publishing periodicals or magazines;
(b) building, repairing or improving any street, place, road, highway, easement, right-of-way, mass public transportation terminal or parking facility, bridge, tunnel, or trestle which is owned by a municipal corporation or political subdivision of the state or by the United States and which is used or to be used, primarily for foot or vehicular traffic including mass transportation vehicles of any kind and including any readjustment, reconstruction or relocation of the facilities of any public, private or cooperatively owned utility or railroad in the course of such building, repairing or improving, the cost of which readjustment, reconstruction, or relocation, is the responsibility of the public authority whose street, place, road, highway, easement, right-of-way, mass public transportation terminal or parking facility, bridge, tunnel, or trestle is being built, repaired or improved;
(c) extracting for hire or processing for hire, except persons taxable as extractors for hire or processors for hire under another section of this chapter;
(d) operating a cold storage warehouse or storage warehouse, but not including the rental of cold storage lockers;
(e) representing and performing services for fire or casualty insurance companies as an independent resident managing general agent licensed under the provisions of chapter 48.17 RCW;
(f) radio and television broadcasting, but excluding revenues from network, national, and regional advertising computed either:
(i) As a standard deduction that the department must publish by rule by September 30, 2020, and by September 30th of every fifth year thereafter, based on the national average thereof as reported by the United States census bureau's economic census; or
(ii) in lieu thereof by itemization by the individual broadcasting station, and excluding that portion of revenue represented by the out-of-state audience computed as a ratio to the broadcasting station's total audience as measured by the .5 millivolt/meter signal strength contour for AM radio, the one millivolt/meter or sixty dBu signal strength contour for FM radio, the twenty-eight dBu signal strength contour for television channels two through six, the thirty-six dBu signal strength contour for television channels seven through thirteen, and the forty-one dBu signal strength contour for television channels fourteen through sixty-nine with delivery by wire, satellite, or any other means, if any; (g) engaging in activities which bring a person within the definition of consumer contained in RCW 82.04.190(6); as to such persons, the amount of tax on such business is equal to the gross income of the business multiplied by the rate of 0.484 percent.
(2) For the purposes of this section, the following definitions apply unless the context clearly requires otherwise.
(a) "Cold storage warehouse" means a storage warehouse used to store fresh and/or frozen perishable fruits or vegetables, meat, seafood, dairy products, or fowl, or any combination thereof, at a desired temperature to maintain the quality of the product for orderly marketing.
(b) "Storage warehouse" means a building or structure, or any part thereof, in which goods, wares, or merchandise are received for storage for compensation, except field warehouses, fruit warehouses, fruit packing plants, warehouses licensed under chapter 22.09 RCW, public garages storing automobiles, railroad freight sheds, docks and wharves, and "self-storage" or "mini storage" facilities whereby customers have direct access to individual storage areas by separate entrance. "Storage warehouse" does not include a building or structure, or that part of such building or structure, in which an activity taxable under RCW 82.04.272 is conducted.
(c) "Periodical or magazine" means a printed publication, other than a newspaper, issued regularly at stated intervals at least once every three months, including any supplement or special edition of the publication.

RCW 82.04.280

Amended by 2019 c 449,§ 1, eff. 7/28/2019.
Amended by 2017 c 323,§ 508, eff. 7/23/2017.
Amended by 2010 c 106, § 205, eff. 7/1/2010.
2009 c 461 § 2; 2006 c 300 § 6; 2004 c 24 § 6; 1998 c 343 § 3; 1994 c 112 § 1; 1993 sp.s. c 25 § 303; 1993 sp.s. c 25 § 106; 1986 c 226 § 2; 1983 c 132 § 1; 1975 1st ex.s. c 90 § 3; 1971 ex.s. c 299 § 5; 1971 ex.s. c 281 § 7; 1970 ex.s. c 8 § 2. Prior: 1969 ex.s. c 262 § 38; 1969 ex.s. c 255 § 5; 1967 ex.s. c 149 § 13; 1963 c 168 § 1; 1961 c 15 § 82.04.280; prior: 1959 ex.s. c 5 § 4; 1959 ex.s. c 3 § 4; 1955 c 389 § 48; prior: 1950 ex.s. c 5 § 1, part; 1949 c 228 § 1, part; 1943 c 156 § 1, part; 1941 c 178 § 1, part; 1939 c 228 § 1, part; 1937 c 227 § 1, part; 1935 c 180 § 4, part; Rem. Supp. 1949 § 8370-4, part.
See 2017 c 323, § 510.

Tax preference performance statement exemption-Automatic expiration date exemption- 2017 c 323: See note following RCW 82.04.040.

Contingent effective date- 2010 c 106 §§ 205 and 206: "If section 206 of this act takes effect, section 205 of this act expires on the date section 206 of this act takes effect." [ 2010 c 106 § 413.]

Effective date- 2010 c 106: See note following RCW 35.102.145.

Effective date-Contingent effective date- 2009 c 461: "(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, this act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and takes effect July 1, 2009.

(2) Section 3 of this act takes effect if the contingency in *section 9 of this act occurs." [ 2009 c 461 § 10.]

*Reviser's note: See RCW 82.32.790.

Contingent expiration date- 2009 c 461: "Section 2 of this act expires on the date that section 3 of this act takes effect." [ 2009 c 461 § 11.]

Contingent expiration date-2006 c 300 § 6: "Section 6 of this act expires on the date that section 7 of this act takes effect." [ 2006 c 300 § 14.]

Effective dates-Contingent effective date-2006 c 300: See note following RCW 82.04.261.

Intent-Effective date-2004 c 24: See notes following RCW 82.04.2909.

Findings-Intent-2003 c 149: See note following RCW 82.04.426.

Effective date-1998 c 343: See note following RCW 82.04.272.

Retroactive application-1994 c 112 § 1: "Section 1 of this act shall apply retroactively to July 1, 1993." [ 1994 c 112 § 5.]

Severability-Effective dates-Part headings, captions not law-1993 sp.s. c 25: See notes following RCW 82.04.230.

Effective date-1986 c 226: See note following RCW 82.16.010.

Application to preexisting contracts-1975 1st ex.s. c 90:See note following RCW 82.12.010.

Effective date-1975 1st ex.s. c 90: See note following RCW 82.04.050.

Effective dates-Severability-1971 ex.s. c 299: See notes following RCW 82.04.050.