Bottled Water Sales are Taxed in Washington

The Washington Department of Revenue issued guidance on beverages, noting that sales of bottled water are subject to sales tax as of August 1, 2017.

The notice lists other beverages subject to sales tax, such as:

  • prepared beverages, such as coffee and tea;
  • beer and wine; and
  • soft drinks.

However, soft drinks are exempt if they are bought with food coupons issued by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

Special Notice, Washington Department of Revenue, August 8, 2017, ¶204-267

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