Fuel licenses: Aircraft fuel

Things to know

By July 1, 2016, existing Fuel Tax customers must register for a new license and provide a new bond. This is due to new requirements going into effect from the Fuel Tax consolidation law signed in 2013.

License type

Aircraft Fuel Distributor License: Allows the purchase of non-taxed aircraft fuel for resale. This license includes both aviation gasoline and jet fuel. Once you're licensed, there's no renewal period.

How to get your license

There are 2 ways to apply:

  1. Apply online through TAP – PRFT Taxpayer Access Point
  2. or
  3. Send a completed Fuel Tax Application to:
    Department of Licensing
    Fuel Tax Unit
    PO Box 9228
    Olympia, WA 98507-9228

How to file your tax return

  1. Online through TAP – PRFT Taxpayer Access Point.
    • You can enter tax information into TAP
    • or
    • Upload an Excel template containing your tax information. Contact our office at 360.664.1852 for a copy of the Excel template.
  2. XML Data Transfer - Transfer your tax information from your computer system into our system.
  3. By mail:
    • With payment enclosed:
      Prorate and Fuel Tax
      Department of Licensing
      PO Box 9048
      Olympia, WA 98507-9048
    • Without payment enclosed:
      Fuel Tax Section
      Department of Licensing
      PO Box 9228
      Olympia, WA 98507-9228

For more information about completing your return, see Aircraft Jet Fuel and Aviation Gas Tax Return Instructions.

Aircraft fuel tax rate

Type of fuel Tax rate
Aircraft fuel $.11 per gallon

Due dates

The WA State Treasurer must receive your tax payment on or before the following dates:

Reporting period Tax return and EFT payment due*
December 2017 January 25, 2018
January 2018 February 23, 2018
February 2018 March 23, 2018
March 2018 April 25, 2018
April 2018 May 25, 2018
May 2018 June 25, 2018
June 2018 July 25, 2018
July 2018 August 24, 2018
August 2018 September 25, 2018
September 2018 October 25, 2018
October 2018 November 21, 2018
November 2018 December 24, 2018
December 2018 January 25, 2019

*If they receive your payment after the:

  • Due date, you'll incur a penalty.
  • 1st of the following month, interest will accrue.

Payment options

  • If you owe $50,000 or more, pay only by electronic funds transfer (EFT)
  • If you owe less than $50,000, pay by check, money order, or electronic funds transfer

Contact your bank to complete EFTs. Submit a separate transmittal for each tax type

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