If you are a registered business and you believe you have overpaid taxes, penalties, or interest, you may request a refund directly from the department by:
The following information must be included with your refund request:
- Name and account ID.
- Amount of the refund.
- Tax type and taxable period.
Note: A refund or credit cannot be made if the overpayment was originally received more than four years before the start of the current calendar year.
Mail your request to:
Washington State Department of Revenue
PO Box 47476
Olympia, WA 98504-7476
You can apply for a sales tax refund on eligible purchases for the following reasons:
- You are a resident of a qualifying location. Learn more about applying for a refund for the state portion of the sales tax on our Sales tax exemption for nonresidents page.
- You paid sales tax in error AND you were unable to get a refund directly from the seller. Learn more about consumer sales tax refunds.
- You are a tribal member/citizen and a retailer did not provide you a sales tax exemption to which you are entitled.