Monday, September 14, 2020

My DOR & ATLAS systems upgrades complete by 8 a.m. Tuesday

The Department of Revenue's Business Licensing and Tax system upgrade will be complete by 8 a.m. Tuesday.

The new mobile-friendly My DOR is now available. Login to see the clean new look. You can also sign up for a webinar to learn new features such as accessing returns and payments across business accounts. 



Wednesday, September 9, 2020

My DOR & ATLAS down Saturday through Monday for system upgrade

Partners,

The Department of Revenue is upgrading its online Business Licensing and Tax system this weekend.

My DOR and ATLAS will not be available from 8 a.m. Saturday, September 12 until 8 a.m. Tuesday, September 15.

Starting Thursday, September 17, DOR is offering one-hour webinars for businesses that will walk through key changes and pandemic relief-based features in My DOR. For more information including a complete schedule, visit https://dor.wa.gov/myDORwebinars.

~BLS Partnership Services

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

My DOR upgrades on September 15

The Department of Revenue is upgrading its online Business Licensing and Tax system, My DOR, to offer a more mobile-friendly look and feel starting on September 15.

Upgrade benefits


  •  More mobile-friendly look and feel
  • A New Action Items list that directs your attention to important tasks specific to your account
  • A New feature to access returns and payments across business accounts
  • A New self-service option to set up a payment plan

What is NOT changing?

  • User IDs and passwords will not change with the upgrade
  • Previously filed license information will still be available

What you need to know

My DOR will not be available from 8 a.m., Saturday, September 12, to 8 a.m. Tuesday, September 15.

Revenue will host a series of free one-hour live webinars starting Thursday, September 17. Continuing education credit is also available. For more information including a complete schedule, visit dor.wa.gov/myDORwebinars.




Friendly Reminder: Update BLS fees on your websites and forms

Partners

BLS processing fees changed this summer for the first time since 2013.

If you have not already, it's time to update your websites and forms to link to the new fees posted at dor.wa.gov/BLSProcessingFees.

BLS fee updates were required by SSB 6632 approved by lawmakers last winter.

~BLS Partnership Services


Thursday, August 6, 2020

BLS waiving late filing penalties through August

Partners,

The Business Licensing Service (BLS) is still waiving late filing penalties under the extension of the governor's Proclamation 20-20 through August 31, 2020. The extension started July 30 and ends September 1.

BLS will not automatically terminate expired license endorsements and is suspending the automated process of closing delinquent license endorsements through this month.

The Department of Revenue maintains updated business relief information at dor.wa.gov/taxrelief. 

~BLS Partnership Services

Thursday, July 30, 2020

BLS welcomes Coulee Dam

The Town of Coulee Dam is joining neighbor Grand Coulee as a state Business Licensing Service partner.

The cities on the Columbia Plateau are just two of the dozens of Washington cities along the banks of the Columbia River connected by BLS. The 1243 mile-long river supports communities the grew with expansions in agriculture, hydroelectricity, and tourism  and BLS helps those cities manage their commerce.

Coulee Dam is BLS partner number 145 with another 40+ cities slated to join BLS through next summer.

Welcome, Coulee Dam.


Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Chelan shores up its business with BLS

Lake Chelan as viewed from the Lakeshore Trail.
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The view from the city of Chelan is as lovely as ever today as the idyllic lakeside community becomes the 144th BLS city partner.

Chelan is home to 5,000 residents at the southeast tip of its namesake lake  a glacier-fed 52-square mile reservoir with a shoreline dotted by resorts, wineries, parks, and other attractions.

All incorporated cities in Chelan County  world-famous for its fruit orchards  are connected by BLS. Chelan is now joined with Wenatchee, Leavenworth, and others in boosting commerce by linking to the state’s one-stop service that connects state and city licensing processes.

With two million visitors yearly, the Lake Chelan area is among
the most popular Pacific Northwest recreation destinations.