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Important reminder!

Product support for Engagement CS is ending on September 30, 2020. See Engagement CS license expiration 2020 - frequently asked questions for more information.

Licenses for Payroll CS, Trial Balance CS, and Write-Up CS permanently expired on March 1, 2017.

Some processes documented in the Help & How-To Center are no longer applicable, due to the discontinuation of Creative Solutions Accounting.

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.


    • 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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