FAQs on Taxes

What are my Marijuana Excise Tax Obligations?
Per RCW 69.50.535 and WAC 314-55-089, all retail licensees are required to remit to the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) an excise tax of 37 percent on all taxable sales of marijuana, marijuana concentrates, useable marijuana, and marijuana-infused products.
 
When can I pay my excise tax?
The reporting period closes on the last day of the calendar month.  You can report and pay your excise tax obligation any time after that.
 
When is my excise tax due?
Your report and payment of excise taxes are due no later than the 20th day of each month for the previous month’s activity.  For example: taxes for the July reporting period are due no later than August 20th.  If the 20th falls on a weekend or holiday, your due date is on the next business day.
 
Is there a tax form required for filing?
Yes – there is a form - Retailer Sales and Tax Form (click on link to left to access form on our website)
 
What methods of payment are available to me?
Check, cashier’s check, money order, or online payment.
  • Online payments are available to licensees that have a bank account and if their 3rd party point of sales system has developed that link.
 
Can I mail my tax payment to the WSLCB?
Payment can be mailed to:
WSLCB
Attention: Accounts Receivable
PO Box 43085
Olympia, WA 98504
Please write your license number on your payment.  Also include a copy of your tax obligation report and ensure that your taxes are properly filed within the LCB Traceability System prior to submitting payment.
 
Can I pay at Department of Revenue?
No.  The Department of Revenue will not accept payments for marijuana excise tax at this time.
 
What should I do if I have a discrepancy in sales data or excise tax amount due?
  • For issues dealing with sales data, contact the mjexaminer@lcb.wa.gov or (360) 664-1614.
  • For issues dealing with excise tax due, contact the marijuanataxes@lcb.wa.gov or (360) 664-1789.  We are here to assist you with any discrepancies or irregularities.
 
What happens if I do not pay my taxes by the required deadline?
Per WAC 314-55-092, a penalty of 2 percent per month will be assessed on any past due payments.  Failure to make a report and/or pay the license taxes and/or penalties in the manner and dates outlined in WAC 314-55-089 will be sufficient grounds for the board to suspend or revoke a marijuana license.
 
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