Cowlitz Tribal members can now purchase motor vehicles and other items on the reservation without paying the WA state sales tax. Delivery of the motor vehicle or property must physically take place on the Cowlitz Reservation in Clark County, Washington. Please note that there are new forms! Most recent update includes a new form for Vehicles Purchased from Dealers and one for Non Motor Vehicles. They became effective 6/9/2016
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.