Sellers of Bundled Services Beware

A recent Washington excise tax determination points out the need for sellers to be careful when bundling retail sales taxable and service taxable activities into a single package or bundle. In Det. No. 13-0059, 32 WTD 232 (2013) the Department of Revenue held that wedding packages were subject to retail sales tax despite the inclusion […]

Washington Adopts Final Computer and Digital Goods Rules

On Wednesday, February 27, 2013 the Washington Department of Revenue (DOR) adopted final regulations on the taxation of computer systems and hardware (WAC 458-20-15501), computer software (WAC 458-20-15502), and digital products (WAC 458-20-15503). In addition, the DOR repealed the very outdated previous rule on information and computer services (WAC 458-20-155). The regulations are substantially consistent […]

Washington Proposes ETA on Printing Activities

Washington Department of Revenue (DOR) has proposed ETA 3174.2013 concerning “B&O Tax and Out-of-State Printers.” The ETA publicizes the DOR’s long-standing position with respect to printing activities. The DOR concludes that printing is an inherently local activity. Further, the ETA indicates that the production and selling activities are merged within a single classification under the […]

Washington Proposes ETA on Professional Employer Organizations

Washington recently proposed an Excise Tax Advisory (ETA) discussing the taxation of professional employer organizations (PEOs). A PEO that provides services to related or unrelated businesses qualifies for a deduction from its gross income for reimbursements of qualifying costs paid on behalf of covered employees if it meets the requirements of RCW 82.04.540. Unlike a […]

Tax Bill Includes Common Paymaster Relief

After two special sessions, the Washington legislature finally reached a compromise budget and along with that passed ESSB 5882, a potpourri of tax provisions. On June 30 Governor Inslee signed the bill. While many Democrats have criticized this bill as providing corporate welfare, most of the preferences provided within the bill are merely a continuation […]

Seattle Real Estate Lawyers

  Seattle real estate lawyers and attorneys are the men and women lawyers of Seattle who handle the real estate transactions in and around the greater Seattle, Washington area. A “Seattle real estate lawyer” is the same thing as a “Seattle real estate attorney”. There is no difference between “lawyer” and “attorney” and this context. […]

Family Law International Child Abduction

You may have recently heard a lot in the media about cases of International Child Abduction, due largely to the highly published case of the children from Italy who went into hiding in Australia. Our Family Law Expert, Anton A Richardson was recently asked to appear on 92.5 Gold FM as their Family Law consultant, […]

Adam Walsh Act, Family Migration

Of Adam Walsh child protection and safety regulations are intended to prevent the crime of sexual predators are United States citizens or residents permanet children under the age of 18. Behavior of distinction from the International Marriage Broker Regulation Act (IMBRA) because it can prevent the petitioner was convicted of any access to a family […]

Family-Based U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Services

Family Immigration and Citizenship Assistance in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Elsewhere in the U.S.   Across the world, thousands of people are following their dreams to settle in America. Despite the increasing difficulty of immigration to the U.S., thousands apply every year to enter the country, to become permanent citizens, and to bring their […]

Six Key Skilled Migration Visas Utilized In Australia

Unemployment ratio in Australia has been lower in the previous 10 years especially when compared to the remainder of the globe. This is due to tremendous market surroundings which the region is encountering and is commonly driven by mining and services business sector. Medical sector is an additional driving force in terms of employment in […]