Annual filers have a new April 15 due date

Small businesses that report their state excise taxes annually now have until April 15 to file their tax returns. The 2019 Legislature passed Second Substitute House Bill 1059, which changed the due date from Jan. 31 of each year to April 15. Businesses that want to file early can do so at If a business has had no activity for 2019, they must still file a tax return and report “no business.” There are several options for filing a no business return, including Express File on and by phone at 360-705-6705.



Joanna Yorke is the managing editor of the Vancouver Business Journal. She has worked in the journalism field since 2010 after graduating from the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University in Pullman. Yorke worked at The Reflector Newspaper in Battle Ground for six years and then worked at and helped start