$1 convenience fee will no longer be charged
November 3, 2011
OLYMPIA – Businesses that submit monthly tax payments via the Washington State Liquor Control Board’s (WSLCB) Online Tax Reporting and Payment System will no longer be charged a $1 convenience fee. This change was effective October 26, 2011.
All wineries and breweries have the option to file their monthly summary tax reports and make tax payments through the system, which is available on the WSLCB website at lcb.wa.gov. Washington retailers that accept direct shipments from out-of-state wineries and breweries may also use the system to file their monthly reports.
“We removed the fee as a convenience to our customers, and to encourage more businesses to sign up,” said Judy Layne, WSLCB Beer and Wine Tax Supervisor. “The nearly 1,500 businesses that already use the system have found that it makes filing easier and more convenient. Businesses can call us today to set up an account.”
System highlights include:
- Available seven days a week, 24 hours a day
- Previously filed reports available for viewing
- Payment verification
- Secure and confidential
- Offered at no cost to users
The online system emanated from 2006 legislation in Washington State that modified direct-to-consumer shipping and tax requirements for out-of-state wineries. The system simplifies the reporting process for domestic and out-of-state reporters.
The system is not available at this time to wine and beer distributors, importers and authorized representative certificate of approval holders, or public houses.
What users are saying
“The system is very easy to use and keeps everything organized. All of the staff has been very helpful if you have a problem. Just use it - it is so worth it!”
Liz Myers, Medicine Creek Winery, Washington
“I’ve been using the online filing system for the WSLCB for almost five years. It is incredibly user-friendly and very straightforward. It’s much more efficient and green than mailing in reports and writing checks.”
Rebeca Herman, DH Wine Compliance, California
“I have been using the online system for wine tax reporting for the past few years and have found it very user-friendly, convenient and expedient – I would recommend it to all states!”
Jackie Starkovich, Martin Ranch Winery, California