Justworks is required to file unemployment taxes for these states under our individual clients' Unemployment Account numbers, as opposed to Justworks Unemployment Account numbers.
In order to report, please send Justworks your UBI Number, your ESD/State Unemployment Account Number, your current unemployment rate for Washington, your L&I Number (for Worker’s Compensation), Washington ESD PEO Information form, Washington ESD Power of Attorney, the Washington L&I Authorization form, and your PAC (Participation Activation Code).
Our company is new in Washington, what do we need to do?
If you're new to doing business in Washington, you can register for a UBI from the State of Washington Business Licensing Service. During the registration, when it asks if you are hiring employees, please select yes. This step is critical to your compliance, as it initiates setup of your Workers’ Comp account with the Washington L&I. The ESD number will be mailed to you within a few weeks after you apply for the UBI. Please provide this number to Justworks upon reciept. Justworks cannot file the ESD PEO form without it, and your filing may be affected.
If you’re having trouble completing the online account setup process, please contact the state’s customer service line for assistance.
This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, legal or tax advice. If you have any legal or tax questions regarding this content or related issues, then you should consult with your professional legal or tax advisor.