On June 30, 2016, all current fuel tax licenses will expire. You must reapply for a new fuel tax license to continue operations in Washington. We encourage you to register your account early through the Taxpayer Access Point (TAP). TAP also provides you an easier and faster way to manage your fuel tax accounts.
TAP is now available for Fuel Tax and Unlicensed Refund customers. Please be patient with staff, as we might experience some delays with the implementation of a new system.
Fuel Tax Increase – Effective July 1, 2016, the fuel tax rate increases to $0.494.
You do if you supply, distribute, import, export, or blend motor or special fuel for sale.
Submit the correct Motor and special fuel tax return:
|Type of fuel||Tax rate|
|Motor vehicle and special fuel||$.375 per gallon
$.445 per gallon (effective August 1, 2015)
Tax payments must be received by the WA State Treasurer on or before the following dates:
|Reporting period||Report due||EFT payment due*|
|January 2016||February 25, 2016||February 26, 2016|
|February 2016||March 25, 2016||March 28, 2016|
|March 2016||April 25, 2016||April 26, 2016|
|April 2016||May 25, 2016||May 26, 2016|
|May 2016||June 27, 2016||June 27, 2016|
|June 2016||July 25, 2016||July 26, 2016|
|July 2016||August 25, 2016||August 26, 2016|
|August 2016||September 26, 2016||September 26, 2016|
|September 2016||October 26, 2016||October 26, 2016|
|October 2016||November 28, 2016||November 28, 2016|
|November 2016||December 27, 2016||December 27, 2016|
|December 2016||January 25, 2017||January 26, 2017|
*You’ll be charged a penalty if your payment is received after the due date. If your payment is received after the 1st of the following month, interest will accrue.
Your bank can do the electronic funds transfers (EFT).
Submit a separate transmittal for each tax type and use these tax codes:
|Type of tax||Code|
|Motor Fuel Blender||MB|
|Motor Fuel Exporter||ME|
|Motor Fuel Importer||MI|
|Motor Fuel Supplier||MP|
|Special Fuel Blender||SB|
|Special Fuel Exporter||SE|
|Special Fuel Importer||SI|
|Special Fuel Supplier||SP|