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The Department of Revenue may not disclose to the public most of the taxpayer-related information it collects. This is because it is important proprietary information that has been designated confidential and privileged by the legislature. There is a limited amount of taxpayer-related information that DOR may disclose, and most of it is available online at the following links:

For information on: Go to:
A specific business Business Records Database (BRD)
General tax collections Get statistics and reports
Publications, manuals, reports, policies,
procedures and other public records
Public Records Index

Releasing confidential tax information

Records containing confidential tax information can be disclosed only to the taxpayer or to a party authorized under the exemptions provided in RCW 82.32.330(3). If the taxpayer wants to share confidential tax information with another party, the taxpayer must submit a Confidential Tax Information Authorization or a similar document containing required information.

To submit a public records request

Send a message or email us at DORPublicRecords@dor.wa.gov.
Send a fax to 360-534-1606
Mail a request to:
Public Records
Department of Revenue
PO Box 47478
Olympia, WA 98504-7478

Charges for copies

The Department of Revenue may charge for copies of public records. Please see the Statement of Costs for more information.

For more information regarding public records requests

Washington's Public Records Disclosure Act (RCW 42.56)
Laws governing confidential tax information (RCW 82.32.330)
Rules governing access to public information (WAC 458-276)