Does the tire fee apply on sales to the federal government or Indians and Indian tribes?
The tire fee is not imposed on sales to the federal government and need not be collected by the seller. The tire fee does not apply to sales of tires delivered to enrolled members or tribes in “Indian country.” Refer to WAC 458-20-190 and 458-20-192 for more information. (j) If the sale is exempt from sales tax, is the tire fee due? Statutory exemptions from sales tax do not apply to the tire fee. The tire fee is due on every retail sale of a new replacement tire whether or not sales tax is due. (3) Core deposits or credits – Battery core charges. (a) Definitions. For purposes of this section, the following definitions apply: (i) “Core deposits or credits” means the amount representing the value of returnable products such as batteries, starters, brakes, and other products with returnable value added for purposes of recycling or remanufacturing. (ii) “Battery core charge” refers to a core deposit, not less than five dollars, which must by law be retained by the seller when a retail pur