(1) The department must administer this chapter and such other provisions of the Revised
Code of Washington as specifically provided by law. To that end, the department may prescribe forms and rules of procedure for the determination
of the taxable status of any person, for the making of returns and for the ascertainment,
assessment, and collection of taxes and penalties imposed thereunder.
(2)(a) The department may make and publish rules, not inconsistent therewith, necessary
to enforce provisions of this chapter and such other provisions of the Revised Code
of Washington that the department is empowered by law to enforce. The liquor and cannabis board may make and publish rules necessary to enforce chapters
82.24, 82.26, and 82.25 RCW.
(b) Rules adopted by the department or liquor and cannabis board under the authority
of this subsection have the same force and effect as if specifically included in law,
unless declared invalid by the judgment of a court of record not appealed from.
(3) The department may employ such clerks, specialists, and other assistants as are
necessary. Salaries and compensation of such employees must be fixed by the department and
charged to the proper appropriation for the department.
(4) The department must exercise general supervision of the collection of taxes and,
in the discharge of such duty, may institute and prosecute such suits or proceedings
in the courts as may be necessary and proper.
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