Tribal members tax exemption updates!
As you all may or may not know, a Cowlitz Tribal member can purchase motor vehicles and other items on the reservation without paying WA state sales tax. Delivery of the motor vehicle or other property must physically take place on the Cowlitz Reservation in Clark County, Washington. Please note that there are new forms published by the state to simplify this process! there are ony two forms now, one for sales of new items and one for Third Party Vehicle Sales.
As of March 9, 2015, Cowlitz Tribal members can now purchase motor vehicles and other items on the reservation without paying the WA state sales tax. The Cowlitz Reservation at exit 16 off Interstate 5 to the west, in Clark County, Washington. To take advantate of this exemption, the Tribal member and the seller must complete a form from the State Department of Revenue. Copies of the forms are avaialable for download or printing below. The address on the form is the one provided to the State Department of Revenue as it is listed for the main tax parcel on the Reservation. Cowlitz Tribal members who have allotments can continue to take delivery of a motor vehicle on their allotment property and be exempt from the State sales tax. The seller can confirm this procedure by calling the Washington State Department of Revenue at 1-800-647-7706. For more details please review latest update from Dept of Revenue.