Thursday, November 29, 2018

7 a.m. Friday: SAW & My DOR maintenance

Partners 

ATLAS Partner Portal will be down early tomorrow as scheduled maintenance is complete.

Both portal gateway sites will be unavailable:
7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.,
Friday, November 30.

SAW   https://secureaccess.wa.gov
My DOR  https://secure.dor.wa.gov

~BLS Partnership Services

'Signature' City of Kirkland Joins BLS

​The place once nicknamed “the little city that could” is powering up its economic engine on the eastern banks of Lake Washington.

The Business Licensing Service today adds Kirkland – the state’s 12th largest city by population – as a local partner. Nearly 10,000 companies do business in the city of Kirkland annually. It is consistently rated by publications, such as USA Today, as one of the country's most livable cities.

Kirkland is the original headquarters of the  Seattle Seahawks and Costco, currently number 15 in the Fortune 500. The previously little city is still the reason that "Kirkland Signature" is the Costco house brand that is well-known across the continent.

Kirkland is BLS's 83rd city partner. About one-third of all cities statewide work with BLS for local licensing. By January 2020, about half of Washington cities that license businesses locally will be BLS partners.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

2019 Local Government Fund Distribution Dates

Local Funding Dates 

The Office of State Treasurer's 2019 local fund distribution schedule is now available.

Access the spreadsheet at bit.ly/LocalFunds2019 to see distribution dates and deposit dates.

The spreadsheet is not optimized for printing. Download and save it. A printable 4-page pdf is here.

City staff can track funds for these distribution and deposit dates with the Account Financial Control Summary report in the ATLAS Partner Portal.

~BLS Partnership Services

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Use My DOR for Partner Portal Access, not SAW


Partners,

If you are having problems accessing ATLAS Partner Portal using Secure Access Washington (SAW), please log in through My DOR, https://secure.dor.wa.gov/home/. 

The recent systems update may have affected access to ATLAS Partner Portal through SAW. 

We will keep you posted once the issues have been fixed.

 Thank you,

~BLS Partnership Services

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Quick Bill Pay Service Coming Tuesday


Partners--


The new Quick Bill Pay service for businesses launches Tuesday.

With Quick Bill Pay, businesses can pay account balances without logging in to My DOR.
Businesses can bookmark the new service at dor.wa.gov/quickbillpay. The web-based service saves steps in making payments on outstanding balances for some new applications and license renewals.
Businesses need to:
  1. Enter a Letter ID (in the upper-right of many BLS letters).
  2. Enter an Account ID (usually the business Unified Business Identifier [UBI]).
  3. Click the box to confirm authority to make the account payment.
  4. Enter bank account information and click Submit.
  5. Save the confirmation code.

 Businesses must save or print their confirmation code if they want to track payments at dor.wa.gov/searchsubmission without calling the department or logging into My DOR.

REMINDER: My DOR is down Saturday thru Monday

My DOR down for maintenance Nov. 10 – 13

Our online business licensing and tax filing system, My DOR, will be down for maintenance from:
11:59 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9
to
8 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13.


My DOR is the secure portal for all online services that businesses use to access their tax and business licensing accounts.

Friday, October 19, 2018

My DOR unavailable over Veterans Day weekend

The Department of Revenue’s My DOR portal will be unavailable during a systems upgrade from Saturday through Monday of the Veterans Day holiday weekend.
My DOR scheduled down time:
11:59 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 through
8 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13.

My DOR is the secure portal for all online services for business to access tax and business licensing accounts.

More information about the systems update is at dor.wa.gov/tlsr.

~BLS Partnership Services