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Treasurer: Jackie Brunson


Real Estate Excise Tax

Excise Processing Cut-off Time is 4:00 Daily

Any transfer of ownership record requires an excise tax affidavit per Washington State Law. Supporting documents supplied with the excise tax affidavit must be recorded with the Recording and/or Licensing Divisions of the Skagit County Auditor.

Excise tax on the sale of real or personal property goes to support common schools. The payment of excise tax on a sale must be paid at the time of processing and within 30 days of the date of the supporting document or penalty and interest accrues. A minimum fee of $10.00 is due with each excise affidavit.

On claims for exempt transactions requiring a Washington Administrative Code, please consult an attorney or the Washington State Department of Revenue for assistance.



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