TAX DEBT RELIEF OPTIONS – Washington Department of Revenue

M&M Financial has been successfully resolving back tax liabilities for small businesses and individuals in Washington since 2007 and nationwide since 2005.  We deal with the IRS and State taxing authorities, so you do not have to!  

If you or your business owe the Washington Department of Revenue back-taxes we recommend first reading about your Taxpayer Rights and Responsibilities and the Delinquent Tax Collection Process.

Below is some information that will help you start resolving your state tax liabilities.  If you have questions and would like to talk to a licensed Tax Resolution Specialist please do not hesitate to call us at 866-487-5624.


Washington Department of Revenue (WA-DOR) takes a firm stance on back-tax debts. The bottom line is that the WA-DOR wants a tax liability paid in full as fast as possible and does not have a set number of months that are allowed for Payment Agreements.  

To be considered for a Payment Agreement to satisfy your Washington tax liability, you will be required to submit detailed financial statement forms and supporting documentation.  All Payment Agreements are granted on a case by case basis and a tax warrant will always be filed.  Full tax compliance is a must to qualify!


Penalty Relief

If lack of funds or inability to pay is your reason for requesting Penalty Relief or a Settlement from the WA-DOR, you’re out of luck.  The state doesn’t consider these as legitimate reasons for reducing a tax liability and/or the penalties associated with it.

However, Washington may consider removing penalty on one period if you have a clean record for the previous two years.


The Washington Department of Revenue has some flexibility when it comes to back tax liabilities.  Each case varies based on factors such as your compliance history, type of tax owed and total amount past due.  Here are some case examples in your state negotiated by M&M.

page last reviewed 01/18/2024

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