The Washington State Legislature created the Board of Tax Appeals in 1967 as an independent state agency. It is not part of, or associated with, any other state or county agency.
The Board maintains public confidence in the state tax system by providing taxpayers and taxing authorities with an accessible, fair, and efficient process for resolving appeals.
The Board issues comprehensive written decisions based upon generally accepted appraisal practices, Washington statutes and the state constitution, case law, and Board precedents, and is committed to fairly and impartially resolving all appeals brought before it.
To maintain public confidence in the state tax system by providing taxpayers and taxing authorities with an accessible, fair, and efficient appeals process.
A timely appeals process that provides consistent and reasoned decisions that educate taxpayers and contribute to transparent tax administration in Washington State.
Service – Holding our duty of service to the people of Washington as the essential consideration for all the agency does.
Integrity – Maintaining the highest personal and organizational standards of candor, impartiality, and transparency in providing service.
Respect – Treating all persons with courtesy, regard, and professionalism.