Trucking is a multifaceted industry in the state of Washington. In addition to the hauling of goods into and through the state, many other business activities fall under the umbrella of “trucking” industry. These businesses include fuel stations, repair facilities, broker services, and leasing companies, to name a few.

The taxability of trucking and trucking related businesses depends on the activity performed. This guide is intended to provide general information regarding tax obligations and tax reporting instructions. In addition, Departmental resources are included to provide multiple ways to obtain tax related information.

This guide was created to help persons owning transportation vehicles and working in the trucking industry to easily understand Washington State taxes that apply to their business activities.

The information in this guide is current at the time of publication. Please remember that state laws change on a regular basis and this guide will not reflect changes that occur after printing.