INSTRUCTIONS: WASHINGTON APPLICATION FOR REFUND OF USE TAX
Washington residents and businesses are required to pay a use tax on any goods they purchase from an out-of-state retailer for consumption, storage or use in the state if they did not pay state tax on it. If you feel that you have overpaid or had your use tax wrongly assessed, you may file an application for a refund. The form can be found on the website of the state's Department of Revenue.
Washington Application For Refund Of Use Tax Step 1: At the top of the form, enter your name, address, the amount of use tax paid, and the amount of the refund you are seeking.
Washington Application For Refund Of Use Tax Step 2: If you are seeking a use tax refund regarding a motor vehicle, enter its license plate number, year, make, model and vehicle identification number (VIN).
Washington Application For Refund Of Use Tax Step 3: Provide the name of the county where you filed your use tax return, the date on which it was validated, and the local code. You must attach a copy of the title application showing proof of payment to your county's auditor. If you paid tax on the product in another state, attach proof of that instead. If you are seeking a refund relating to a leased vehicle, you must attach proof of the lease.
Washington Application For Refund Of Use Tax Step 4: The next section on the first page is a blank space for you to explain in writing why you are qualified for a refund. Valid reasons for a refund are listed on the second page. If your reason is residency of 90 or more days in another state, you must attach proof of this residency, such as a utility bill. If you made a duplicate payment, submit a document relating to your previous payment. If a vehicle was acquired at a farm auction, provide proof. If the property in question was a gift, provide proof that the donor paid tax and an affidavit of gift. Mobile home purchases, rescinded sales, trades and property whose value was overstated are also valid reasons to claim a refund.
Washington Application For Refund Of Use Tax Step 5: Sign and date the form and enter your telephone number.