Washington Taxes Bottled Water Starting August 1st

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017


Effective August 1, 2017, bottled water is subject to sales tax in Washington.

Bottled water is water that is calorie free, does not contain sweeteners, and is sold in safety-sealed containers. Bottled water does not include ice or water dispensed from self-service dispensers.

For bottled water sold in stores, tax should be collected on all sales unless the water is purchased with SNAP (foods stamps).

For bottled water delivered to a customer, the water can be purchased tax exempt if the customer does not have access to safe water or it is sold pursuant to a prescription. An exemption certificate must be provided to the seller for the purchase to be tax exempt.

Note that a customer can file a refund claim for tax paid on bottled water purchased in a store if (1) the buyer does not have access to safe water or it is sold pursuant to a prescription and (2) other requirements provided by the Department of Revenue are met.

https://www.ttrus.com/sites/default/files/newspdf/Bottled water subject to sales tax_1500496345.pdf

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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.

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