For those people who have been given the responsibility of handling review and compliance procedures, and who have little or no experience with such matters, dealing with this responsibility can be overwhelming. Failure to comply with current tax laws and procedures can result in ruinous liabilities, not only for tax but also for interest and penalties.
This seminar is designed to walk you step-by-step through the basic forms and definitions of the Washington tax system. The speaker will also conduct tax return filing exercises to sharpen your skills.
- Legislative highlights - recently enacted and proposed legislation
- Manufacturing sales tax exemption - what qualifies?
- Maintenance agreements vs. warranties
- Taxation of contractors in Washington
- The ease of electronic filing
- The attendee will be able to discuss how to classify different types of income.
- The attendee will be able to identify retail sales tax exemptions.
- The attendee will be able to review how to complete a tax return.
8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
I. Introductions And Overview
Of Day's Activities
8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
II. Taxpayer Rights And
A. Taxpayer Services Program
B. Taxpayer Rights Advocate
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
III. Major Excise Taxes – An
A. Business And Occupation (B&O) Tax
B. Retail Sales Tax
C. Use Tax
D. Personal Property Tax
E. Miscellaneous Taxes
9:15 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
IV. Business And Occupation Tax
A. What Is It?
B. How Is It Measured?
C. How To Classify Different Types Of Income
D. B&O Tax Exemptions
E. B&O Tax Deductions
F. B&O Tax Credits
G. How To Calculate The Multiple Activities Tax Credit
10:20 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
V. Retail Sales Tax
A. When Does It Apply?
B. How Is It Measured?
C. Seller Liability
D. Determine Correct Location Of Sale
E. Resale Certificates
F. Sales Tax Exemptions
G. Manufacturing Machinery And Equipment Exemption
1. What Qualifies?
2. Examples Of Qualifying Equipment And Usage
H. Deferred Sales Tax
I. Sales Tax Deductions
J. Sales Tax Credits
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.
VI. Use Tax – Companion To
Retail Sales Tax
A. When Is Use Tax Due?
B. How Is It Calculated?
C. Use Tax Credits, Trade-Ins And Exemptions
D. Vehicles, Aircraft And Watercraft
E. How To Report Use Tax Liability
F. Use Tax Examples
G. Identifying And Tracking Your Use Tax Liability
H. Suggestions For In-House Procedures
2:20 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
VII. Preparing The Excise Tax
A. Filing Requirements
B. Accounting Methods
C. Record Keeping Requirements
D. Electronic Filing
E. How To Complete The Tax Return
F. How To Report Exemptions And Deductions
3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VIII. Questions And Answers