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Pay taxes and file quarterly reports

Filing tax and wage reports is required by state law RCW 50.12.070 even if you're reporting zero hours or on a payment plan. Be sure to file the required reports on time. Compare the options available to manage your unemployment tax account online.

Preferred option: Online using EAMS

Employer Account Management Services (EAMS) lets you file and amend reports, pay taxes or cancel payments, update accounts or get balances, see previous reports and more.

Learn more about EAMS
Set up an EAMS account through SecureAccess Washington  
Log on to EAMS 

Other options

Older systems and paper forms are still available for filing reports and paying taxes. They require more steps, provide fewer options and take longer to process, so plan ahead.

Payment Coupon (mail in with your check)
UIWebTax (incompatible with Google Chrome)
UIFastTax (incompatible with Windows 7, Windows 8 and Vista)
Request paper tax forms (Not available electronically. Original forms with special inks are used in processing.)
Download paper report-amendment form (Form 5208D) (PDF, 138 KB)
ESD's ID number for electronic payments (see last Q & A)

Before You File

Tax rate chart 2014
Tax rate calculator 2014
Report-filing requirements
Social Security number reporting requirements
Zero-hour reporting requirements
No-payroll reporting requirements
Professional employer organizations requirements
Public Works requirements 
FAQ - Tax rates 
FAQ - Filing 

Due Dates and Help

Due date chart 
Tax workshops
Sign up for email reminders and information 
Business Update (quarterly tax newsletter)       
Technical help with online filing and paying tools 
How the unemployment-insurance program works 
Video - Tax planning
Video - Prepare for an audit 
Contact tax account management center
Contact Employment Security Department

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