82.32.033  <<  82.32.045 >>   82.32.050

TaxesWhen due and payableReporting periodsVerified annual returnsRelief from filing requirements.

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(1) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter and subsection (6) of this section, payments of the taxes imposed under chapters 82.04, 82.08, 82.12, 82.14, and 82.16 RCW, along with reports and returns on forms prescribed by the department, are due monthly within twenty-five days after the end of the month in which the taxable activities occur.
(2) The department of revenue may relieve any taxpayer or class of taxpayers from the obligation of remitting monthly and may require the return to cover other longer reporting periods, but in no event may returns be filed for a period greater than one year. Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, for these taxpayers, tax payments are due on or before the last day of the month next succeeding the end of the period covered by the return.
(3) For annual filers, tax payments, along with reports and returns on forms prescribed by the department, are due on or before April 15th of the year immediately following the end of the period covered by the return.
(4) The department of revenue may also require verified annual returns from any taxpayer, setting forth such additional information as it may deem necessary to correctly determine tax liability.
(5) Notwithstanding subsections (1) and (2) of this section, the department may relieve any person of the requirement to file returns if the following conditions are met:
(a) The person's value of products, gross proceeds of sales, or gross income of the business, from all business activities taxable under chapter 82.04 RCW, is less than $125,000;
(b) The person's gross income of the business from all activities taxable under chapter 82.16 RCW is less than twenty-four thousand dollars per year; and
(c) The person is not required to collect or pay to the department of revenue any other tax or fee which the department is authorized to collect.
(6)(a) Taxes imposed under chapter 82.08 or 82.12 RCW on taxable events that occur beginning January 1, 2019, through June 30, 2019, and payable by a consumer directly to the department are due, on returns prescribed by the department, by July 25, 2019.
(b) This subsection (6) does not apply to the reporting and payment of taxes imposed under chapters 82.08 and 82.12 RCW:
(i) On the retail sale or use of motor vehicles, vessels, or aircraft; or
(ii) By consumers who are engaged in business, unless the department has relieved the consumer of the requirement to file returns pursuant to subsection (5) of this section.


Application2022 c 295: See note following RCW 82.04.4451.
FindingsIntent2019 c 63: "The legislature finds that the filing of an annual excise tax return by January 31st can be a hardship for those many taxpayers, including self-employed taxpayers, who must wait to receive a 1099 form. Therefore, some state taxpayers do not receive the information they need to accurately file their taxes until on or shortly after the current state filing deadline. The legislature finds that it is an unnecessary burden on taxpayers, and an inefficient use of state time and resources, to require them to file their return under the current timeline using the best information available to them and then subsequently amend their return at a later date. The legislature intends to address this by extending the deadline for taxpayers who qualify to be annual filers." [ 2019 c 63 § 1.]
Effective date2019 c 8 §§ 105, 301, 302, 401, and 704: See note following RCW 82.08.010.
Existing rights and liabilityRetroactive application2019 c 8: See notes following RCW 82.02.250.
Effective date2010 1st sp.s. c 23: See note following RCW 82.32.655.
FindingsIntent2010 1st sp.s. c 23: See notes following RCW 82.04.220.
Effective dates2006 c 256: "(1) Sections 1 through 4 of this act take effect August 1, 2006.
(2) Sections 6 and 7 of this act take effect July 1, 2006." [ 2006 c 256 § 9.]
Application2006 c 256: "(1) Sections 1 through 3 of this act apply to returns due after July 31, 2006.
(2) Section 4 of this act applies to payments due after July 31, 2006.
(3) Section 6 of this act only applies to assessments originally issued after June 30, 2006." [ 2006 c 256 § 7.]
Savings2006 c 256: "This act does not affect any existing right acquired or liability or obligation incurred under the sections amended in this act or under any rule or order adopted under those sections, nor does it affect any proceeding instituted under those sections." [ 2006 c 256 § 8.]
Effective dates2003 1st sp.s. c 13: See note following RCW 63.29.020.
Intent1999 c 357: "It is the intent of the legislature to allow the department of revenue to increase its ability to provide timely and cost-effective service to taxpayers." [ 1999 c 357 § 2.]
Effective date1999 c 357: "This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and takes effect July 1, 1999." [ 1999 c 357 § 4.]
FindingsPurposeEffective date1996 c 111: See notes following RCW 82.32.030.
ConstructionSeverabilityEffective dates1983 2nd ex.s. c 3: See notes following RCW 82.04.255.
SeverabilityEffective dates1982 1st ex.s. c 35: See notes following RCW 82.08.020.
Effective dates1981 c 172: See note following RCW 82.04.240.
Effective date1981 c 7: "This act shall take effect October 1, 1981." [ 1981 c 172 § 9; 1981 c 7 § 5.]
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