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These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on August 18, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in Washington, we recommend that you visit the state’s COVID-19 Resources website.

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Description of Program and Relief

Extension of Business & Occupation Taxes until October 31, 2020 for Small Businesses

The City of Seattle is offering relief to small businesses by extending the Business & Occupation (“B&O”) tax filing until later in 2020. The 1st and 2nd Quarterly 2020 B&O tax returns will tentatively be due on or before Oct. 31, 2020. That deadline may change dependent on COVID-19 crisis conditions.

Government or Lead Agency

City of Seattle, Finance and Administrative Services

Dates Available

Effective March 13, 2020, and continuing until suspended as conditions warrant

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

The extension applies to small businesses that pay Seattle B&O tax on a quarterly basis. For this automatic due date extension, a “small business” is defined as any taxpayer that reported taxable income of $5 million or less during the 2019 tax year.

Application Deadlines (If Applicable)


Contact for More Information

If you need additional time to file, please email and request a filing extension.

List of Additional Information

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