Tax On, Tax Off

Monday, October 19th, 2015

Martial arts class.

The Washington Department of Revenue issued a special notice to remind martial arts studios that they must collect tax from their customers beginning next year. Martial arts facilities are considered to be athletic and fitness facilities. Effective January 1, 2016, athletic and fitness facilities must begin collecting tax from their customers. Tax applies to all charges for using a facility as well as any associated services and amenities.

Martial arts facilities are places where training, instruction, or competitions involving martial arts or mixed martial arts take place. Martial arts include boxing, kickboxing, wrestling, Karate, Judo, Taekwondo, Capoeira, Savate, Muay Thai, Sanshou, Hapkido, Sumo, Aikido, Jujutsu, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Sambo, and Kung Fu.

Additionally, income received by martial arts facilities from customers who attend classes, training, and competitions is subject to the retailing Business and Occupations tax.

About TTR

Transaction (buying or selling things), Tax (the tax on this activity), Resources (our people, our website, our support services) - TTR, Inc.

TTR has a website that companies subscribe to and use daily. This website provides a list of everything that can be bought or sold in the U.S. It provides simple answers to whether buying or selling these items is taxable (subject to a sales tax or other tax), and it provides all the legal authority to support these tax answers.

TTR likes to keep things simple and fun, which is why it has great people who provide help to clients on any support questions they have about transaction tax issues.

Please visit TTR on the web at or call 866.578.8193.

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