Tax Exempt Status
Seattle Housing Authority, a public corporation of the State of Washington created in 1939 under the provisions of chapter 35.82 RCW, is exempt from all taxes and special assessments of the city, county, the State of Washington, or any other political subdivisions of the State in accordance with the provisions of State law, RCW 35.82.210.
The agency's sales tax exemption is further authorized in the Washington State Administrative Code (WAC), Title 458, for the State Department of Revenue. WAC Section 458-20-189 Paragraph (6) on Retail Sales Tax Exemptions states that retail sales tax does not apply to:
"Sales to city or county housing authorities which were created under the provisions of the Washington housing authorities law, chapter 35.82 RCW. However, prime contractors and subcontractors for city or county housing authorities should refer to WAC 458-20-17001 (Government contracting – Construction, installations, or improvements to government real property) to determine their tax liability."
License and identification numbers
|License or identification name||Number|
|IRS Federal ID||91-6000977-W|
|State of Washington Unified Business License||601-328-125-000|
|City of Seattle Business License||0043116-000|
|Washington State Tax Reporting||600 200 233|
|State of Washington General Contractor License||SEATTHA075JH|
|Industrial Insurance Account||103,894-00-2|
|Employment Security Account||930064-10-5|
|State of WA Special Fuel Tax User License||28149|
|State Wide Vendor Number||SWV 0013999-01|
If you have questions regarding the application of the retail sales tax exemption to the Seattle Housing Authority, contact Janet Hayes, Controller, at 206-615-3581. For invoice payment questions, contact the Accounts Payable staff: Brenda Mix (206-615-3421) or Tran Wong at (206-615-3483).