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As encouraged by the law (RCW 34.05.230(1)), the Department of Revenue advises the public of its current opinions, approaches, and likely courses of action by means of interpretive statements. These statements, known as Tax Advisories, are formal interpretative statements issued by the Department that addresses and/or clarifies the tax administration of Washington excise and property taxes.

An Excise Tax Advisory (ETA) addresses excise tax issues while a Property Tax Advisory (PTA) pertains to property tax issues.

  • Process for Issuing a Tax Advisory
    Learn about the issuance process and the Administrative Procedure Act.

  • Excise Tax Advisories
    Search for current ETAs.

  • Property Tax Advisories
    Search for current PTAs.

  • Draft Tax Advisories
    Review draft advisories that the Department anticipates issuing, reissuing, or cancelling.

  • Calendar
    Identifies upcoming meetings, hearings, and comment due dates.

  • Adoptions and Repeals
    Identifies recently adopted and repealed rules and interpretive statements.

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    Excise Tax Actions listserv – get information about excise taxes including draft rules, interpretive statements, meeting/public hearing notices, rules agenda, etc.

    Property Tax Rule Information listserv – get information about property taxes including draft rules, interpretive statements, meeting/public hearing notices, rules agenda, etc.