Thursday, June 20, 2019

Home of Aplets and Cotlets, Cashmere joins BLS

The city of Cashmere in Chelan County is the 98th  BLS city partner. Cashmere is a city of 3000 along the Wenatchee River that is now connected to neighbors Leavenworth and East Wenatchee in the state’s combined licensing one-stop for agency and city registrations.

Home to more than 200 businesses, Cashmere's BLS partnership is a benefit to local shops that sell widgets and gadgets as well as a local candy maker that sells Aplets and Cotlets.

Liberty Orchards, founded as a local apple farm in 1918, has been making its signature fruit confections in Cashmere for more than 75 years. 

Cashmere is famous for its abundant agriculture and opportunities for outdoor recreation with nearby locations for whitewater rafting and technical mountain climbing. The cities of Monroe -- also a BLS partner -- and Cashmere make up both ends of the Stevens Pass Scenic Byway on U.S. Route 2.

Welcome, Cashmere.





UPDATE: My DOR access to ATLAS is not working Thursday morning

UPDATE - My DOR is working.
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Partners -

My DOR is not available Thursday morning. We are working to fix the issue.

My DOR is the gateway to BLS agency and city partners to access ATLAS.

It is also the gateway used by businesses to manage tax and licensing requirements for their businesses.

We will update you as soon as the service is working again.

~BLS Partnership Services

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

New ATLAS Feature: Letters 'Requested Since' 60 days prior

ATLAS Partner Portal users will see a new feature that will help reduce clutter and improve system performance.

On the Account Level springboard, the default list of letters will show those from the past 60 days.

All letters are still available and easily accessible, however. Letters may include renewal notices, business licenses, requests for payment, and other items.

See the examples below for help adjusting the list beyond the past 60 days.

Got questions? Email dorblspartner@dor.wa.gov.

Example 1 - Account shows 21 letters since April 19


EXAMPLE 1 -- List of letters goes back 60 days by default. Older letters are still available in ATLAS.
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Example 2 - Show all letters for a selected date range


Example 2 -- Click the "Requested Since" button to enter a date range if you wish to see letters prior to the past 60 days.
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Monday, June 17, 2019

Business license application improvements deployed; webinars this week

All Department of Revenue of business licensing and tax services are up and running today with improvements added to the online business license application over the weekend.

The improved application features enhancements, including:

  • no more duplicate address entry,
  • a more guided experience, 
  • automated endorsement selection based on your business activity, and
  • flexible navigation for business license updates


Customers will also see a new look for city web pages.

Last chance to sign up for a webinar "walk-through" of the improved online application.
Webinars are Wednesday and Thursday.

Click here to register.


Thursday, June 13, 2019

City of SeaTac is cleared for takeoff with BLS partnership

The bustling city hub that hosts the Pacific Northwest’s busiest airport today joins the Department of Revenue’s Business Licensing Service (BLS).

SeaTactakes flight as the newest BLS partner to connect its local licensing program with state agency registrations and dozens of Washington communities.

Fostering a great business climate is key to SeaTac’s economic vitality. The Port of Seattle reports that the international airport in SeaTac is the nation’s 8th busiest. Its regional economic impact is $22.5 billion in business revenue annually with more than 150,000 jobs created as a result.

SeaTac businesses can now access the combined service to add licenses in neighboring Tukwila and Normandy Park. Nearby Federal Way will join this fall. The one-stop shop for state and local licensing is a service Revenue offers for free to all Washington cities. 

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

My DOR: Business Licensing and Tax Services Unavailable Saturday


Our online Business Licensing and Tax services in My DOR will be unavailable from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pacific Time on Saturday, June 15, as we make improvements to the online Business License Application.

The updates are a result of in-depth usability analysis and feedback from our customers.

This improved version of the application will feature a number of user-requested enhancements, including:

  • no more duplicate address entry,
  • a more guided experience, 
  • automated endorsement selection based on your business activity, and
  • flexible navigation for business license updates


Customers will also see a new look for city web pages.


To highlight these improvements, BLS Partnership Services is offering webinar "walk-throughs" for city and agency staff on June 19 and June 20.

Click here to register.




Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Improvements to the online business license application coming soon!

Improvements will deploy later this month


As a result of in-depth usability analysis and feedback from our customers, we are making improvements to the online Business License Application.

This improved version of the application will feature a number of user-requested enhancements, including:

  • no more duplicate address entry,
  • a more guided experience, and
  • flexible navigation for business license updates


Customers will also see a new look for city web pages.

To highlight these improvements, BLS Partnership Services is offering webinar "walk-throughs" for city and agency staff.

2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, June 19
10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Thursday, June 20

Click here to register.


~BLS Partnership Services