Department of Revenue launches tax app for businesses

September 4, 2012

By Staff

The state Department of Revenue recently launched a smartphone app to allow users to look up sales and use tax rates for any Washington location.

The app is designed to help businesses in making deliveries or providing retail services at multiple locations statewide. Under state law, the sales tax must be coded to the destination of a shipped or delivered product.

The agency initially launched the app for the iPhone; the Android app is in the works. The app also works on the iPad. Users can download it at the agency’s website,

“We are using the latest technologies to constantly adapt to the changing needs of taxpayers,” Janet Shimabukuro, Taxpayer Services Division assistant director, said in a statement.

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