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Important reminder!

Licenses for Payroll CS, Trial Balance CS, and Write-Up CS (but not Engagement CS) permanently expired on March 1, 2017.

For details, see CSA license expiration 2017 – frequently asked questions.

Some processes documented in the Help & How-To Center are no longer applicable, due to the discontinuation of these CSA modules.

When you are ready to prepare the forms, follow these steps.

Forms 5208A and 5208B

  1. Choose Setup > Supplemental Information when the Washington Payroll Tax Processing window is active.
  2. Enter the appropriate Authorization number, if applicable, and then click OK.
  3. Choose File > Print.
  4. Mark the Create SUTA file checkbox and then click OK.
  5. Choose File > SUTA File Utilities to do any of the following:
    • Combine Files
    • Preview Files
    • Verify
    • Remove Clients
    • Save to Submittable Format
    • Restore from Submittable Format
    • Generate Transmittal Sheet
  6. Choose File > SUTA File Utilities > Save to Submittable Format. Choose the file location and then click OK.

    Notes

    • When the file is created, it is automatically encrypted for security. Before submitting the file to the appropriate agency you must use the Save to Submittable Format command, at which point the files are decrypted.
    • The file format is ICESA.
  7. Navigate to the Washington Employment Security Department's website and navigate to the Employer Account Management Services (EAMS) page.


See also: State e-filing overview

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