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Current declarations

When an emergency strikes

Revenue will work with businesses that cannot file or pay their taxes on time due to a natural disaster.

When the Governor declares a state of emergency or disaster, affected businesses that owe Washington taxes may qualify for the following assistance. Follow each link to learn more:


Businesses can request an extension or penalty waiver by sending a secure email in their My Account or by calling Revenue’s customer service staff at 1-800-647-7706, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Businesses in the impacted areas can also request:

  • Rescheduling of a planned audit (contact the auditor)
  • More time to file a business license or registration renewal (Call Business Licensing Service at 1-800-451-7985 or by email at BLS@dor.wa.gov)
  • An extension of its expiring resellers permit (Call 1-800-647-7706 or by email at Reseller@dor.wa.gov)

Property damage and tax relief

Washington property owners within a county or state-declared disaster area could be eligible for property tax relief. The county assessor’s office will make the determination, but the forms you need are available on Revenue’s website.