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Filing frequencies

After you registered your business, we sent you a packet of information. In this packet there is a welcome letter with your:

  • UBI/tax registration number
  • Filing frequency (monthly, quarterly, annual)

Filing frequencies are assigned based on what you estimate for your yearly business income.


Due dates

  • Monthly returns are due the 25th of every month. (e.g. The June tax return is due July 25.)
  • Quarterly returns are due the end of the month following the tax quarter. (e.g. The Quarter 1 (Jan, Feb, Mar) tax return is due April 30.)
  • Annual returns are due January 31. (e.g. The Annual 2012 tax return is due January 31, 2013)

If the due date falls on a weekend or legal holiday, the due date is extended to the next business day.


Annual business filers

For your convenience, we’ve compiled all of the helpful information, links, and resources that you’ll need to complete your annual tax return.


Active nonreporters

Businesses that meet ALL of the following criteria are not required to file monthly, quarterly, or annual returns:

  • Business activity does not require the collection of retail sales tax.
  • Gross proceeds of sales, gross income, or value of products for all business and occupation tax classifications is less than $28,000 per year; or $46,667 dollars per year for persons generating at least fifty percent of their taxable amount from activities taxable under RCW 82.04.255, 82.04.290(2)(a), and 82.04.285.
  • Gross income of the business for all public utility tax classifications is less than $24,000 per year.
  • The business does not owe any other tax or fee to the Department of Revenue.

 

More information

Due dates

Late filing

Calendar


Forms & publications

Excise tax returns