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 2019 February 25, 2019
February 2019 March 25, 2019
March 2019 April 25, 2019
April 2019 May 24, 2019
May 2019 June 25, 2019
June 2019 July 25, 2019
July 2019 August 23, 2019
August 2019 September 25, 2019
September 2019 October 25, 2019
October 2019 November 25, 2019
November 2019 December 24, 2019
December 2019 January 24, 2020

*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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