Washington state officials want some help in finding ways to simplify the tax code for small business.
A new online survey at the Department of Revenue's website is part of a larger effort started by Gov. Chris Gregoire. She's asked new Revenue Director Suzan DelBene (Susan del-BEN'-ay) to recommend ways of simplifying the tax code and reducing administrative burdens on businesses. DelBene says complications include state and local gross-receipts taxes, and different sales tax rates in different parts of the state.
The survey can be found at dor.wa.gov/TaxSimplification. The Revenue Department is presenting its recommendations to Gregoire at the end of June.