I save each invoice in this app. Then email each to an email just for tax purposes. • It would be a time saver if there was a bulk export option instead of me emailing each individual invoice separately... • It would be a timesaver if I could export the information to Washington State's combined excise tax online experience...
Washington State is very hard to do business in. Once you had to know the hundreds of tax rates for all the tiny little tax districts a contractor would do business in. With this app and a little luck, you can actually charge the correct tax at a residential or commercial address with the push of a button. In a year I work in several hundred tax areas and I don’t care, just open the app and get it right every time, no arguing.
Very cool app! But, if you go to share, the send button disappears after putting an email address in, And if you click in the address field but want to click instead on the locate button, you can’t escape the address field. Also, share should include SMS sending so it can be texted to your friends And one more - sending to support suffers the same no send button issue
I like the new version. Fixed the bugs from the iOS updates that made words disappear. Plus being able to send multiple saves entries from the list, and in a format that can be imported into an accounting program is awesome!
Can’t seem to get this app to do anything. Wont calculate tax by GPS location or manually entering, gives error message over and over, I have a iPhone 6. Will be deleting and sticking with the website. Maybe it’s just a fluke for me, not sure what’s up.
I've been using this app for a couple of years now. Past versions were fine. Just got this update yesterday. This update is not ready for primetime. The "Current Location" button doesn't work. You hit the button and it spins and spins until it says "Search has Timed out" Luckily, I can still manually enter an address to get the tax rate. Under the "More" menu, the "Tell a Friend" and the "Send Feedback" buttons don't work either. You hit them and nothing happens. So you can't even send feedback to let the developers know how bad this update is. Because they aren't getting any negative feedback, the devs probably think this update is working. Don't update to this version!
With the dividing lines between the local city and county tax rates being somewhat difficult to memorize, this app makes proper tax rates a breeze with GEO location being utilized to determine your location you don't even need to input an address. It couldn't be any easier to calculate the proper rate for my customers. I have to say the Dept. of Revenue did a great job. How often will you hear someone say that? Dennis A. Vancouver,WA.
How refreshing to see a state agency keep up with the times! This app is so convenient and easy to use on the go for my look up needs. Love how I can put in my taxable amounts and hit the button to calculate, then BAM, I get everything I need. And I can send myself the info I need via email. Way to go Revenue! You continue to evolve with changing business needs. Thank you!
Ordered a new computer online and they were trying to charge me 10.5% sales tax. Had the sales rep load this app to her iPhone and then plug in my rural WA address. You could hear the "thud" when it came up at 7.6%. They made the adjustment to the correct tax rate. Yea!
Calculating sales taxes in Washington can be cumbersome. With business being conduct more often on the go, and many people relying on smartphones to conduct business, this app couldn't have come at a better time. Way to go DOR!
Have the same problem, won't "always allow" in location services. I've turned on the allow about 10 times, won't hold it. I did send a message but if it's a state employee, could be next year before it's fixed!
This app would be better if it would let you look up sales tax for a city without the specific address. Having to have the specific address and ZIP Code is a hassle and makes this app less useful than it could be
Because tax rates vary from place to place, it helps to insure you are paying the least tax possible. My specific address has a low tax rate, so when I buy services like roofing, septic, propane and others I pay the tax for my address. Some companies on Amazon also use this rate. One thing would be nice to have is ability to pin drop on the map and get the tax rate at that address. That way you wouldn’t always need to type in the exact address. Just a wish list!
You must search with full addresses to get the correct tax rate. I’ve looked up a couple locations and the tax rate is reporting back incorrectly if I only put in the city and zip. For example if you put in Tacoma , 98406 it comes up as .093 which is incorrect. But, if you use a full address in a 98406 zip code it comes up correctly at .102 . Be careful, this could cause mobile vendors a lot of money over time if you don’t put in the full address of the location you are at. Users Be careful 😬
I got this app because the website tax calculator suggested it. I was looking specifically at car tax rates, which is different than my local tax rate, but that option isn’t available on the app. Even more disappointed the state thinks you just make an app and that’s it. Apps require updates in code for security (c’mon we’re putting addresses in here!) and features, like the car tax calculations. I could see all kinds of uses for this, if they’d only give it support.
This app has really been a great time saver for me. I do RV repair on site for customers, so I travel to quite a few different tax locations. I also noticed the app recently updated some addresses that weren't in it previously. I would like to see the ability to type in a "location code" and maybe have a map come up that shows the area covered by that code. Hope this review helps.
I don't typically write reviews, but this is an awesome app. Very helpful to have on hand. You can manually enter an address to get the current sales tax rate or tap an icon and it will use your current location to figure out the rate. You can save each rate provided in a list, with a confirmation code, in case you are ever audited. Good job DOR!
Use the WA Sales Tax Rate Lookup app to find current Washington sales tax rates quickly and easily from anywhere you use your mobile device. Whether you’re on a job site, delivering items, or in a store, check this app to verify the correct sales tax rate. Businesses with multiple work sites or delivery locations? Save, share, and export your list of locations, including calculated sales tax charges to streamline your bookkeeping. What’s new: • Easily refresh rates that have expired, and improved identification of expired items. • Saved locations are grouped by month for easy exporting. • Added city, county, and tribal indicator to results page. • Added user options, including Always Open Calculator, Subscribe for News about this app, and show Service Alerts (in-app, to let you know when the GIS system is offline for maintenance). • User interface and accessibility improvements. Other features: • Find your local sales tax rate by GPS or by searching an address. • Enter the taxable amount to calculate the total charge with sales tax. • Name, save, and share locations via email or text message. • Download your saved locations (text or CSV) for use in filing your tax returns. • Turn on in-app Service alerts to let you know when GIS system is offline for maintenance. *The app does not currently provide lodging or motor vehicle sales and rentals rates. Visit dor.wa.gov for those rates. *Warning: Do not use this app as your accounting system. Updates to the app may delete your saved locations.