Business Lookup Tools
WA State verify a contractor or tradesperson: https://secure.lni.wa.gov/verify/
WA State QuickBooks sales tax item import files: https://dor.wa.gov/get-form-or-publication/quickbooks-quarterly-tax-rate-table
WA State sales tax lookup: https://webgis.dor.wa.gov/taxratelookup/SalesTax.aspx
Farm Commons is a legal resource for farms and farmers, with an excellent guide for employee versus contractor employment:
Once you do hire an employee, what are the federal payroll taxes? Gary T. Irvin, CPA from Bothell, WA wrote this great summary:
In Washington State, payroll expenses will also likely include workers compensation, state unemployment, and paid family and medical leave insurance. As an employer, sign up for all three state payroll expenses by changing your business license to say when you will hire your first employee here: Renew Your Business License.
In Washington State, hiring a minor means obtaining a permit and following special rules:
Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund is a wonderful legal aid resource for both selling and buying healthy food:
Resources for Healthy/Clean Living
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Clean with Cleaners You Can Eat by Raven Ranson (eBook)
Building a Better World in Your Backyard – instead of being angry at bad guys by Paul Wheaton and Shawn Klassen-Koop (eBook, physical/paper book, or audiobook)