Changes to Sales Tax Exemption for Qualified Nonresidents

As of July 1st, all retailers will be required to collect and remit sales tax for items purchased by qualified nonresidents.  No more showing an out of state ID and not having to pay the sales tax on purchases. Now those travelers must keep their receipts and apply for a refund from Washington state directly.  They will only be able to get a refund on 6.5% of the tax paid, the local sales tax portion is not refundable.

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