sales tax - Posted by Steve W (WA)
Posted by Steve W (WA) on February 26, 2002 at 07:43:14:
In WA, buyer only pays 8.5% (ouch!) sales tax IF the MH will be moved. If you are leaving it in place, then the buyer pays 1.78% ($2 minimum) excise tax. This is physically done by getting the blank excise tax affidavit forms (and the supplementals for those “please, I will give it to you” deals) from your (or any) County Treasurer’s office. When you close the deal, get the seller’s name as Registered Owner, and signature on the form(s) as Grantor, and you fill out the rest for New Registered Owner and Legal Owner, sign as Grantee. Take this completed form to the Treasurer’s office, pay them the necessary percentage, and then take the completed Excise Tax Affidavit copies to the Licensing desk, with the signed over title, and that is your documentation for Title Transfer ($20.25). Don’t forget - you will not get what you need unless property taxes are paid up!
Good luck -