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Excise Tax
An excise tax affidavit needs to be completed for a conveyance document, such as a deed or real estate contract, and for the sale of a mobile home not being moved.  recording.gif    
Excise is a seller's tax, due within one month of the date of sale and must be paid before the conveyance document can be recorded or the mobile home title transferred.

Excise tax rates vary by location In Pierce County. Rates can be calculated online.

Tax-exempt transactions are subject to a $10 fee. Excise affidavits must be fully completed and signed by grantor / seller and grantee / buyer or an agent for each.

Before a mobile home excise affidavit can be processed, personal property taxes must be paid in full for the year if excise tax is due, and must be paid current if no tax is due.

Recording fees and the $10.00 affidavit fee due on non-taxable conveyances may be paid in 1 check (or in cash), but excise tax must be paid separately. Make checks payable to Pierce County Auditor.


Interactive Excise Forms

    Real Estate Excise Tax Affidavit
    • This interactive form can be filled out online and printed on legal or letter size paper. It will automatically print four copies but only the original and one copy is required in Pierce County, with signatures on page one only.
    Excise Tax Supplemental Statement
    • This interactive form can be filled out online and printed on legal or letter size paper. It will automatically print four copies but only the original and one copy is required in Pierce County, with signatures on page one only.
    Mobile Home Excise Tax Affidavit
    • This interactive form can be filled out online and printed on letter size paper. It will automatically print four copies but only the original and two copies are required in Pierce County, with signatures on page one only.

These forms are formatted for use in any county in Washington State. Check with the county where the affidavit will be processed to be sure that they accept these forms.

Visit the Department of Revenue's website for more information. 

WAC Chapter 458-61A for Real Estate Excise Tax rules



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