Weather and road conditions may affect some of our licensing locations. Be sure to check the status of your local office before you go.
The Taxpayer Access Point (TAP) online system is now available. It's an easier and faster way to manage your fuel tax accounts. Register your account through TAP.
The Prorate and Fuel Tax (PRFT) program provides services related to fuel tax and commercial motor carriers including:
|Motor vehicle fuel or special fuel tax||Motor Vehicle Fund||Highway programs including:
|Aircraft fuel tax||Aeronautics Fund||Aeronautics Commission and public airports.|
|Heating oil insurance fee||Pollution Liability Insurance Agency (PLIA)||We collect the fee on behalf of PLIA. Contact PLIA with any questions about this fee.|
Once you're licensed, there's no renewal period.
PRFT receives tax return information on fuel taxes from licensed:
These businesses distribute, sell, and blend different types of fuels within Washington State. We collect and distribute the tax to fund Department of Transportation projects.
The public pays the "fuel tax" with the purchase of each gallon of fuel. Fuel tax rates are set by the legislature and are applicable when fuel is used in a motor vehicle on the highways as defined in law. You can find fuel tax rates on the Fuel tax refund page in the “Rates (per gallon)” and by dates.
If you purchased fuel with the fuel tax included, you might be eligible for a refund of this tax if it's used for:
Visit the Fuel tax refund page to see if you qualify.
Some government agencies may be exempt from paying fuel tax. Examples include: