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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 2020 February 25, 2020
February 2020 March 25, 2020
March 2020 April 24, 2020
April 2020 May 22, 2020
May 2020 June 25, 2020
June 2020 July 24, 2020
July 2020 August 25, 2020
August 2020 September 25, 2020
September 2020 October 23, 2020
October 2020 November 25, 2020
November 2020 December 24, 2020
December 2020 January 25, 2021

*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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