Spirits Taxes in Washington

The state of Washington imposes tax on spirits sold within the state of Washington.

Washington Spirits Sales Tax

The Washington spirits tax is a tax on the retail sales price of spirits sold in their original container. The term "spirits" means any beverage containing alcohol obtained by distillation. This includes wines with more than 24 percent alcohol by volume, but excludes certain flavored malt beverages. The Washington spirits tax rate for retail sales to consumers is 20.5%.

For additional information, visit the Department of Revenue Washington State Spirits Sales Tax website.

Washington Spirits Liter Tax

The Washington spirits liter tax is a tax on the retail sales of spirits sold in their original container and is based on the volume sold. The term "spirits" means any beverage containing alcohol obtained by distillation. This includes wines with more than 24 percent alcohol by volume, but excludes certain flavored malt beverages. The Washington spirits liter tax rate for retail sales to consumers is $3.7708 per liter.

For additional information, visit the Department of Revenue Washington State Spirits Liter Tax website.

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