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Department of Revenue

RCW 82, 83, 84

The Department of Revenue collects revenues to fund public services in Washington state. This includes the administration of tax programs and business licensing, collection of revenues on behalf of the state and local governments, and the provision of tax policy analysis and interpretation to assist in the formulation of sound tax policy

Agency Mission

Our mission is to fairly and efficiently collect revenues and administer programs to fund public services, and advocate sound tax policy.
Request 360,474,000
Net change from current biennium 43,809,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 13.8% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
265,095,000 General Fund - Basic Account - State 225,031,477 265,095,000 299,643,000
6,765,000 Timber Tax Distribution Account - State 5,206,271 6,765,000 7,349,000
16,640,000 Business License Account - State 22,509,523 16,640,000 18,322,000
156,000 Waste Reduct/Recycle/Litter Control - State 140,133 156,000 168,000
111,000 State Toxics Control Account - State 47,730 111,000 119,000
5,000,000 Financial Services Regulation Acct - State 10,000,000 5,000,000 5,000,000
Data Processing Revolving Account - State
13,488,000 Pension Funding Stabilization Acct - State 13,488,000 13,486,000
4,640,000 4,640,000 Performance Audits of Government - State
311,895,000 4,640,000 Total Appropriated Funds 262,935,133 307,255,000 344,087,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
(9,410,000) Unclaimed Personal Property Account - Nonappropriated 9,569,012 9,410,000 16,387,000
(9,410,000) Total Non-Appropriated Funds 9,569,012 9,410,000 16,387,000

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 142,346,740 149,775,586 59,935,297 180,296,000 180,178,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
35,499,938 15.0% (62,793,262) (23.0%) 150,763,117 71.9%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2016-17 Actual 2017-18 Estimated 2018-19 Estimated 2019-20 Proposed 2020-21 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 1,177.2 1,191.0 1,204.1 1,321.1 1,321.4