It is a monthly tax on switched access (wireline) lines, radio access (wireless) lines, and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) lines. The tax is also due on sales of prepaid wireless services.
The tax is collected from the customer by the telephone service provider or prepaid wireless retailer and reported by the business on their excise tax return.
The statewide 988 behavioral health crisis response & suicide prevention line tax funds Washington’s 988 behavioral health crisis response & suicide prevention line. This behavioral health emergency line will be part of a nationwide crisis response system.