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    Washington Payroll Tax Compliance



    WA Tax Forms

    Agency Form Detail

    • Form ID Tax Code Form Name  
      5208 B UI Employer's Quarterly Wage Detail Report View
      New Hire Report UI New Hire Report View
      5208 A UI Quarterly Tax and Wage Detail Reports View

    Washington Withholdings

    Unemployment Tax

    Agency Contact Information

    • Agency Name

      Washington State Employment Security Department

    • Vendor Payable Name

      Employment Security Department

    • Mailing Address

      P.O. Box 9046
      Olympia, WA 98507-9046


      212 Maple Park Ave. SE,
      Olympia, WA 98501

    • Phone Numbers

      Unemployment and Tax Information (automated)
      Toll Free

      Out of State Employers

      Information for New Businesses

    • Support Email

    • Agency Website URL

    • Agency Info Effective Date

      Jan 1, 2015

    • Agency Holidays

      Federal Reserve Bank Holidays:
      New Year’s Day - January 1
      Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday - January 19
      Washington's Birthday - February 16
      Memorial Day - May 25
      Independence Day - July 3
      Labor Day - September 7
      Columbus Day - October 12
      Veterans' Day - November 11
      Thanksgiving Day - November 26
      Christmas Day - December 25

      State Observed Holidays:
      Day After Thanksgiving - November 27
    • Holiday Effective Date

      Jan 1, 2015

    • Agency Account Number Formats

      Account Number Name

      WA State Employment Security Dept ES Reference No.

    • QuickBooks Employer Account Number Format(s)

      999999-99-9 or 999999 99 9 and 000-999999-99-9 (The last format with the leading zeros is for any company that the agency informs to file using this format and a third party is not filing for your company.)

    • Account Number Effective Date

      Jan 1, 2013

    Agency Tax Rate Detail

    • Minimum Rate


    • Maximum Rate


    • New Rate


    • Rate Effective Date

      Jan 1, 2014

    • Employer Wage Base

      Wage Base Amount


    • Wage Base Effective Date

      Jan 1, 2015

    Agency Surcharge Detail

    • Surcharge Name

      Employment Administrative Fund (EAF)

    • Creditable to FUTA


    • Maximum Rate


    • Wage Base Amount


    • Surcharge Effective Date

      Jan 1, 2015

    • Last Verified Date

      Dec 29, 2014

    Agency Tax Payment Details

    • Tax Payment Name

      WA UI and Employment Admin Fund

    • Last Verified Date

      Feb 19, 2015

    Tax Payment Frequency Detail

    • Payment Frequency Payment Name  
      Quarterly WA UI and Employment Admin Fund View

    Electronic Mandate Requirements

    • Employer Filing Requirements

      No Mandate

    • Employer Payment Requirements

      No Mandate

    • Effective Date

      Jan 1, 2009

    Other Payroll Taxes

    Washington Local Tax

    E-file & Pay

    Electronic Form Requirement Detail

    • Form ID  
      5208 A View
      5208 B View

    Employer Registration

    Unemployment Insurance Tax

    • How does the agency prefer the employer to register?


    • Where can I find out more about the agency process for registration?

    • Is there a registration fee?


    • What is the name of the form to use for registration?

      Master Business Tax Application

    • What is the link to the form for registration?

    • Additional information about the registration for this state.

      -charges a $15.00 fee to register online (free if done via paper application)

      Register on-line at