How does Washington State sales tax work on an out of state vehicle purchase?
If you purchase a vehicle out of state, Washington assesses an "use tax" at the time you license the vehicle, which is usually greater than the sales tax that you would have paid if you purchased the vehicle in-state, and is based on the "fair market value" of the vehicle, not necessarily what you paid for it. This policy was put in place to prevent what became a common practice of people going across the border to buy cars in Oregon (which has no sales tax), and then licensing the car in Washington (thus depriving both the WA dealers of a sale and the state of their tax revenue). It is intended to be a penalty, though is not explicitly noted as such in the law.Ref: Use tax for vehicles and boats
When a Purchase and Sale Agreement doesn't close and neither buyer nor seller had signed the final paperwork on closing day, how do you determine which party breached the contract? I'm in Washington State and our contract was the standard MLS form.
It depends on why the parties didn’t close the transaction. You would need to describe the sequence of events or reason why it evolved this way.Example 1: Let’s say the buyer’s lender needed additional time to get the loan documents into escrow and the loan funded (an avoidable issue but one which occurs quite often). Without the loan docs to sign, the closing gets delayed. The seller needed the funds on time to close on the purchase of their next home on time, so now we’ve got one very upset seller!This would be a breach by the buyer. The seller can sign quickly just after the buyer does, so they wait for confirmation that the loan docs are received, etc. In this case, neither party has signed but it’s the buyer’s fault.Example 2: Let’s say the buyer is ready to sign the loan documents but the lender requires a particular document signed by the seller. The seller is scheduled to sign their papers on Thursday afternoon and closing (title transfer to the buyer) is set for the following day, Friday afternoon*. The buyer has movers and everything set to move-in Friday evening.Unfortunately, the seller misses the bus to the signing appointment and cannot get to the escrow office before it closes on Thursday. The seller reschedules to sign on Friday, but the buyer is not available to sign the loan docs on Friday, so the closing slips to the following week. It turns out that Monday is a holiday, so the closing gets delayed until Tuesday (at the earliest). Uh oh…The buyer loses their appointment with the moving company, they have to cancel all the friends who were going to help, and the buyer is leaving on Tuesday for a business trip, so a bad situation is getting worse. We’ve got one very upset buyer who now wants compensation.This would be a breach by the seller. In this case, neither party has signed but it’s the seller’s fault.And, yes, stuff like this does happen. After you’ve been a broker for 20+ years, you have a few stories to tell.*Assume that we table fund Friday morning and record special Friday afternoon. It happens.Note: the answer by Robert Flynn misunderstands the question: the Purchase/Sale Agreement has been signed and is executory. The poster said the final closing papers (loan, deed of trust, etc.) were yet to be signed. Big difference.
How will the gst work for purchase from other state and sale to the third state in india?
IGST is levied on inter-state supplies. Purchases from other state attracts IGST and accordingly sales to other states too attracts IGST.GST Edge is a fin tech organization, providing one stop solution to all your GST problems. In case you have any further queries, please ask us on Quora or call us on +91 9870245700.
A person paid for equipment 5 years ago and has not picked it up. Can I destroy it? I'm in Washington state. No agreement to store it and his company was bankrupted shortly after the purchase. No contact since purchase.
The total value might have bearing on this, but to an extent yo u certainly have some cause. If the value is in the thousands, then to protect yourself you should make an attempt to contact him, even placing a small ad in a paper in his locality for 7 days. That will show you made a more than reasonable attempt to get ahold of him. In the ad state that the items will be destroyed in like 30 or 60 days.
How can I add my business location on instagram"s suggested locations?
Making a custom location on Instagram is actually quite easy and gives you an advantage to other businesses because it allows you to drive traffic via location.First off, Facebook owns Instagram, therefore, any location listed on Facebook also appears on Instagram. So you are going to need to create a business location on Facebook.So let’s dive into how to create a business location on Instagram.Make sure that you have enabled location services through the Facebook App or in your phone settings. If you are using an iPhone, select “Settings” → “Account Settings” → “Location” → “While Using The App”You need to create a Facebook check-in status. You do this by making a status and type the name of what you want your location to be called. For example “Growth Hustlers HQ”. Scroll to the bottom of the options and select “Add Custom Location” then tap on it!Now that you’ve created a custom location you need to describe it. It will ask you to choose which category describes your location, which you will answer “Business”.After choosing a category Facebook will ask you to choose a location. You can either choose “I’m currently here” or you can search for a location that you want to create for your business.Finally, publish your status. Congratulations! You have just created a custom location to be used on Facebook and Instagram.Now you are able to tag your business or a custom location on Instagram.If you have any questions about Social Media Marketing for businesses feel free to check out GrowthHustlers.com where you can find tons of resources about growing your Instagram following.
How could the federal government and state governments make it easier to fill out tax returns?
Individuals who don't own businesses spend tens of billions of dollars each year (in fees and time) filing taxes. Most of this is unnecessary. The government already has most of the information it asks us to provide. It knows what are wages are, how much interest we earn, and so on. It should provide the information it has on the right line of an electronic tax return it provides us or our accountant. Think about VISA. VISA doesn't send you a blank piece of paper each month, and ask you to list all your purchases, add them up and then penalize you if you get the wrong number. It sends you a statement with everything it knows on it. We are one of the only countries in the world that makes filing so hard. Many companies send you a tentative tax return, which you can adjust. Others have withholding at the source, so the average citizen doesn't file anything.California adopted a form of the above -- it was called ReadyReturn. 98%+ of those who tried it loved it. But the program was bitterly opposed by Intuit, makers of Turbo Tax. They went so far as to contribute $1 million to a PAC that made an independent expenditure for one candidate running for statewide office. The program was also opposed by Rush Limbaugh and Grover Norquist. The stated reason was that the government would cheat taxpayers. I believe the real reason is that they want tax filing to be painful, since they believe that acts as a constraint on government programs.
How to decide my bank name city and state if filling out a form, if the bank is a national bank?
Somewhere on that form should be a blank for routing number and account number. Those are available from your check and/or your bank statements. If you can't find them, call the bank and ask or go by their office for help with the form. As long as those numbers are entered correctly, any error you make in spelling, location or naming should not influence the eventual deposit into your proper account.