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Fuel licenses: Aircraft fuel

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*
January 2021 February 26, 2021
February 2021 March 26, 2021
March 2021 April 26, 2021
April 2021 May 26, 2021
May 2021 June 25, 2021
June 2021 July 26, 2021
July 2021 August 26, 2021
August 2021 September 24, 2021
September 2021 October 26, 2021
October 2021 November 24, 2021
November 2021 December 23, 2021
December 2021 January 26, 2022

*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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