Washington – How Spirits Taxes Apply to Each Spirits License

SALT Report 2860 – The Washington Department of Revenue issued a notice that discusses how spirits taxes apply to each type of spirits license. ┬áThe list can be used to determine whether a licensee who purchases spirits in the original container is exempt from spirits tax or if they must pay spirits tax at the lower rate. The 2013 lower tax rate is:

  • Spirits sales tax: 13.7%
  • Spirits liter tax: 2.4408 per liter

The Department advises that licensees are required to obtain and keep appropriate documentation from each purchaser to verify that spirits taxes were collected appropriately.

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Washington Department of Revenue – How Spirits Taxes Apply to Each Spirits License


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