82.04.301  <<  82.04.310 >>   82.04.311

ExemptionsPublic utilitiesElectrical energyNatural or manufactured gas.

(1) This chapter does not apply to any person in respect to a business activity with respect to which tax liability is specifically imposed under the provisions of chapter 82.16 RCW including amounts derived from activities for which a deduction is allowed under RCW 82.16.050. The exemption in this subsection does not apply to sales of natural gas, including compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas used or sold to manufacture transportation fuel, and renewable natural gas, by a gas distribution business, if such sales are exempt from the tax imposed under chapter 82.16 RCW as provided in RCW 82.16.310.
(2) This chapter does not apply to amounts received by any person for the sale of electrical energy for resale within or outside the state.
(3)(a) This chapter does not apply to amounts received by any person for the sale of natural or manufactured gas in a calendar year if that person sells within the United States a total amount of natural or manufactured gas in that calendar year that is no more than twenty percent of the amount of natural or manufactured gas that it consumes within the United States in the same calendar year.
(b) For purposes of determining whether a person has sold within the United States a total amount of natural or manufactured gas in a calendar year that is no more than twenty percent of the amount of natural or manufactured gas that it consumes within the United States in the same calendar year, the following transfers of gas are not considered to be the sale of natural or manufactured gas:
(i) The transfer of any natural or manufactured gas as a result of the acquisition of another business, through merger or otherwise; or
(ii) The transfer of any natural or manufactured gas accomplished solely to comply with federal regulatory requirements imposed on the pipeline transportation of such gas when it is shipped by a third-party manager of a person's pipeline transportation.
[ 2019 c 202 § 2; 2014 c 216 § 302; (2010 c 295 § 1 expired June 30, 2015); 2007 c 58 § 1; 2000 c 245 § 2; 1989 c 302 § 202; 1961 c 15 § 82.04.310. Prior: 1959 c 197 § 15; prior: 1945 c 249 § 2, part; 1943 c 156 § 4, part; 1941 c 178 § 6, part; 1939 c 225 § 5, part; 1937 c 227 § 4, part; 1935 c 180 § 11, part; Rem. Supp. 1945 § 8370-11, part.]

NOTES:

Automatic expiration date and tax preference performance statement exemption2019 c 202: See note following RCW 82.16.310.
Effective dateFindingsTax preference performance statement2014 c 216: See notes following RCW 82.38.030.
Expiration date2010 c 295: "This act expires June 30, 2015." [ 2010 c 295 § 2.]
Finding, purpose1989 c 302: See note following RCW 82.04.120.
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