Washington Payroll Taxes
CorpNet can help you register for Washington payroll taxes. This saves you time and money, while also making it quick and easy to pay your employees.
Washington Payroll Tax Registration Bundle
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Washington Payroll Tax FAQs
Does Washington Have State Payroll Taxes?
- Income Tax: Washington has no income tax, so as an employer, you are not required to register for state payroll taxes. You are still required to withhold federal income taxes and federal payroll taxes such as Social Security and Medicare.
- New Employees: The state of Washington does require all employers to report all new or rehired employees to the Washington State Division of Child Support (DCS) within 20 days of hire.
- Unemployment Insurance: Washington employers are also required to register online for an unemployment tax account with the Washington State Employment Security Department. Once the business is registered, employers receive a tax account number.
- Workers’ Compensation Insurance: Workers’ compensation insurance is required for all full-time and part-time employees in Washington and administered through the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I).
What is Washington’s Unemployment Insurance Tax?
Are Employers Required to Register for Employer Taxes in Washington?
What is an Employment Security Number (ES Number)?
What is Washington’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance?
What Kind of Information Do I Need for Payroll Tax Registration?
- Name and Social Security number of all responsible parties
- Doing Business As (DBA), if applicable
- Physical business address and mailing address
- Business phone number
- Valid email address (contact person and business)
- Nine-digit federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)
- Industry description
What if I Don’t Have an EIN?
An EIN is a Federal Tax Identification Number provided by the IRS. If you do not have an EIN already, CorpNet can obtain one for you via their FTIN service.
What if I Don’t Have a Payroll Processor?
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