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Taxes

Taxes

Local, state and federal taxes apply to farm businesses. Many of these taxes require payment, reporting and recordkeeping. In addition, there are some tax benefits that reduce or refund tax paid by you such as sales tax for farming equipment and supplies or open space tax reduction. The hands-on workshops, guides, and tax benefits below are listed to help navigate tax requirements and benefits for farm businesses. This information does not replace professional advice from lawyers and Certified Public Accountants.

Classes and workshops

Washington State Department of Revenue offers monthly workshops on taxes for new businesses.

Educational guides

Washington State Department of Agriculture
Handbook for Small and Direct Marketing Farms fact sheet on Taxes

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Busy market day at Ballard Farmers Market - Photo: Zachary D. Lyons

This comprehensive fact sheet is intended to help you navigate the world of taxes and your responsibilities and exemptions as a farm business. This fact sheet covers the following taxes:

Washington State Governor's Office for Regulatory Innovation and Assistance (ORIA)

Washington State’s The Small Business Guide chapter on Start your Business

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Cut flowers require a business license because sales tax is required to be collected at the time of sale - Photo: Zachary D. Lyons

Washington State Department of Revenue

"Agricultural Tax Guide" highlighting all of the relevant taxes for different farm businesses.

New Business Tax Basics Guide

Internal Revenue Service

Farmer’s Tax Guide

Tax benefits

King County

Current Use Taxation Programs

Washington State Department of Agriculture

Handbook for Small and Direct Marketing Farms fact sheet on Taxes
Includes information on tax benefits (refunds or reduced payments) on property tax and sales tax.

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