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    Washington Payroll Tax Compliance

    State:

    Washington

    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

    • Phone Numbers

      Washington Employer Help Line
      (General tax information via recording) 888-836-1900

      Tax Account Information
      360-902-9360

    • Support Email

      status@esd.wa.gov

    • Agency Website URL

      http://www.esd.wa.gov/

    • 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 18
      Washington's Birthday - February 15
      Memorial Day - May 30
      Independence Day - July 4
      Labor Day - September 5
      Columbus Day - October 10
      Veterans' Day - November 11
      Thanksgiving Day - November 24
      Christmas Day - December 26 Observed

      State Observed Holidays:
      Day After Thanksgiving - November 25
    • Holiday Effective Date

      Jan 1, 2016

    • Agency Account Number Formats

      Account Number Name

      WA State Employment Security Dept ES Reference No.

    • QuickBooks Employer Account Number Format(s)

      000-999999-99-9, 999999-99-9 and 999999 99 9

    • Account Number Effective Date

      May 14, 2015

    Agency Tax Rate Detail

    • Minimum Rate

      0.13%

    • Maximum Rate

      5.72%

    • New Rate

      4%

    • Rate Effective Date

      Jan 1, 2016

    • Employer Wage Base

      Wage Base Amount

      $44,000.00

    • Wage Base Effective Date

      Jan 1, 2016

    Agency Surcharge Detail

    • Surcharge Name

      Employment Administrative Fund (EAF)

    • Creditable to FUTA

      No

    • Maximum Rate

      0.03%

    • Wage Base Amount

      $44,000.00

    • Surcharge Effective Date

      Jan 1, 2016

    • Last Verified Date

      Dec 17, 2015

    Agency Tax Payment Details

    • Tax Payment Name

      WA UI and Employment Admin Fund

    • Last Verified Date

      Dec 22, 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?

      Online

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

      http://bls.dor.wa.gov/file.aspx

    • Is there a registration fee?

      No

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

      Master Business Tax Application

    • What is the link to the form for registration?

      http://bls.dor.wa.gov/file.aspx

    • 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 https://fortress.wa.gov/dor/bls/ibla/LogIn.aspx