Wednesday, April 4, 2018

BLS Partner Updates - April 2018

Business license application processing resumes

New look for My DOR splash screen
ATLAS Partner Portal now includes excise tax information as the Tax and Licensing Systems Replacement project completes its second phase called "Rollout 2."
BLS’s application processing resumed Monday, March 19. Revenue’s phone call volume remains high as thousands of taxpayers register for the My DOR service and report quarterly taxes.
The Partnership Services team is here to help you with ATLAS issues. Partner cities and agency programs with questions about  system instructions, license requirements, and service requests should email Businesses with customer service and license account questions should call 1-800-451-7985 or email

ATLAS reports reorganized for ease

Two reports menus for partners
With Rollout 2, enhancements made to the Reports Launchpad in ATLAS Partner Portal make it easier to use. The new reports manager alphabetized the reports and split them in two lists for City and State Agency users. The city list of 20 reports includes statistics reports to help you track your staff work and changes to businesses in your city. The reports in the Agency list view will vary by the state agency or program where you work.

City of Interest Report enhanced

Local governments can check for unlicensed local businesses with the City of Interest report in the City Reports Launchpad. The upgraded report now runs in seconds. Any city can get a list of businesses within their locality that do not have an active city business license.

2018 Local Government Partnership Meetings 

Revenue’s 2018 Local Government Partnership Meetings are scheduled for June. Get more information and register at The link is located on the right side of the web page.
The meetings are our opportunity to update you about legislative changes, service enhancements and systems updates.
NEW FOR 2018: Business Licensing Service updates will be included in these meetings. We will post more information and the workshop agenda on the BLS Partner Post this month.

New Business Lookup tool delivers great results

The Department of Revenue’s improved search tool is ready to use. It is easy to find online at Business Licenses, tax accounts, reseller permits, governing people, and trade names merged into a simple interface displaying all public information in the search results.

Puyallup and Lakewood join BLS this spring

With ATLAS Rollout 2 finishing up, BLS staff will return to adding new city partners in the upcoming months. Next up: Puyallup and Lakewood. By summer 2018, 16 of the 21 cities entirely within Pierce County will be connected to BLS, with Orting scheduled to join next year.

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