July 13--SPOKANE -- The new billing date for federal crop insurance premiums on most crops now is Aug. 15.
Insured producers can pay their premium without being charged interest until Oct. 1 if they have an Aug. 15 billing date, according to the Risk Management Agency'sSpokane Regional Office.
Interest will accrue at 1.25 percent per month starting Oct. 1.
The 2008 Farm Bill changed the billing date for all crops originally billed after Aug. 15.
Looking up sales and use tax rates in Washington is as easy as pulling out an iPhone.
The free iPhone mobile app developed by the Washington State Department of Revenue is meant to help businesses, according to the state.
For example, mobile businesses like contractors need to code sales tax to the location where the service was performed and businesses who ship products must coded sales tax to the destination of the shipped or delivered product, according to the state.
Businesses can use GPS or an address to get the rate, location code and a confirmation code.
The app is available at dor.wa.gov/TaxRateMobile .
An Android-compatible app will be released soon.
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