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Learn about EAMS - Employer Account Management Services

Benefits and features

EAMS is a secure online option for filing quarterly wage reports and paying unemployment-insurance taxes. We recommend EAMS because helpful features allow you to: 

  • copy data from one quarter to the next
  • save, view and amend reports
  • print reports
  • save unfinished work
  • auto-calculate excess wages
  • view payment history
  • cancel pending payments
  • amend reports
  • viewi account activity
  • control user accounts
  • When setting up EAMS, be sure to enroll in locked services. You'll need locked services to access all of the features listed above.

    How to set up EAMS

    Please plan ahead. The required security measures take additional time. 

    • Set up an account in SecureAccess Washington and log in.
    • Set up EAMS as a service in SAW: from the 'My Secure Services' menu, select Employment Security Department, then select EAMS.
    • Request access to locked services in EAMS. (A very important step. Without it you can't save your work, amend reports or use the best features of EAMS).
    • Know that EAMS times out after 60 minutes. This is a security feature.                              With locked services you can save your work as you go. Without locked services, work not submitted before 60 minutes will be lost. You can still file reports and pay taxes without locked services -- just be sure to complete your work within one hour.


    How to request locked services

    This information is also spelled out in the step-by-step instructions.

    Employees of the business or tax preparers

    • At the 'Available Services' screen, select your business.
    • Under the 'Administrative menu', choose 'Request access to locked services.'
    • From the 'Business Owner/Officer' screen select 'No' if the role doesn’t apply and select 'next.'
    • At the 'Authorization Role' screen, select 'Employee of the business', '3rd party preparer' or 'Professional tax preparer.'
    • Then choose 'next.'
    • To complete your request for access, see 'Paper approval,' select 'print.'
    • Then sign the Employer Account Management Authorization form.
    • Next, have the owner/officer of the business complete the form.
    • Fax completed form to 855-952-9975. Allow about one hour for approval.
    • If approved, you will receive a confirmation email. If not approved, you will receive an email requesting additional information.

    Owners or officers of the business

    • At the 'Available Services' screen, select your business.
    • Under the 'Administrative menu', choose 'Request access to locked services.'
    • From the 'Business Owner/Officer' screen select 'Yes.' If you’re on record in our database s the owner or an officer, you will receive instant approval.
    • If you’re NOT on record with our database, you will need to complete your request for access, print and sign the Employer Account Management Authorization form.
    • Then fax the completed form to 855-952-9975. Allow about an hour for approval.
    • If approved, you will receive a confirmation email. If not approved, you will receive an email requesting additional information.

     

     



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    More help and information

  • Guide to adding EAMS as a service in SecureAccess Washington
  • How to bulk-file quarterly tax reports using EAMS
  • Bulk-filing format specifications (PDF, 398KB)
  • Bulk-amendment instructions (PDF, 64KB)
  • Sign up for e-mail reminders of tax filing due dates


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