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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
Date Tax rate
July 1, 2022 - Present $0.18 per gallon
July 1, 2005 - June 30, 2022 $0.11 per gallon
Due dates
The WA State Treasurer must receive your tax payment on or before the following dates:
Reporting period Report due Tax return and EFT payment due*
January 2022 February 25, 2022 February 25, 2022
February 2022 March 25, 2022 March 25, 2022
March 2022 April 25, 2022 April 26, 2022
April 2022 May 25, 2022 May 26, 2022
May 2022 June 24, 2022 June 24, 2022
June 2022 July 25, 2022 July 26, 2022
July 2022 August 25, 2022 August 26, 2022
August 2022 September 23, 2022 September 26, 2022
September 2022 October 25, 2022 October 26, 2022
October 2022 November 23, 2022 November 23, 2022
November 2022 December 23, 2022 December 26, 2022
December 2022 January 25, 2023 January 26, 2023

*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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