Biodiesel and Alcohol Fuel Blend Sales Tax Exemption (Washington)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Washington

Name Biodiesel and Alcohol Fuel Blend Sales Tax Exemption
Incentive Type Sales Tax Incentive
Applicable Sector Commercial
Eligible Technologies Ethanol, Methanol, Biodiesel
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount 100% sales tax exemption

Equipment Requirements Biodiesel blends must be at least 20% biodiesel by volume; alcohol blends must be at least 85% alcohol by volume.
Start Date 2003-07-01
Expiration Date 2009-07-01

Program Administrator Department of Revenue

References DSIRE[1]


Washington exempts machinery, equipment, and services used directly in the retail sale of biodiesel or alcohol fuel blend from state sales tax levied by RCW 82.08.020. In addition, the sales tax does not apply to sales of fuel delivery vehicles or sales or charges made to improve or repair such vehicles if at least seventy-five percent of the fuel distributed by the vehicle is a biodiesel or alcohol fuel blend. Biodiesel is defined by ASTM standards, and biodiesel blend is any fuel that contains at least twenty-five percent biodiesel fuel by volume. Alcohol fuel blend must contain at leat eighty-five percent alcohol fuel by volume.

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: HB1241 (2003)
Date Effective 2003-07-01
Date Enacted 2003-04-18
Expiration Date 2009-07-01

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Tax Information
Department Department of Revenue
Division State and Local Sales Tax

Place Washington
Phone (800) 647-7706
Phone 2 (360) 664-2016

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"