OLYMPIA – Dec. 19, 2016 – If you have a small business and file your state taxes just once a year, remembering what you need to do to complete your return can be a challenge.
To ease the process, the Washington State Department of Revenue (Revenue) has developed a web page with helpful information, links and resources to help annual business filers submit their returns and taxes on time.
Businesses have until Jan. 31, 2017 to file and pay online, by phone or by mail. If a business had no activity in 2016, it must file a “no business” tax return.
January is always a busy time with tax deadlines converging for all businesses, regardless of them filing on a monthly, quarterly or annual schedule. Revenue offers several options to help all business taxpayers file their state return on time:
- Call early in the month and talk to Revenue’s tax specialists: 360-705-6705
- Email tax questions. Revenue generally provides a response within two business days
- Use Revenue’s Live Chat service
- Visit one of Revenue’s offices located across the state
Taxpayers who have questions or need help should contact Revenue as soon as possible. As the Jan. 31 deadline grows near, wait times for help from Revenue’s tax specialists get longer.
Callers can reach Revenue tax specialists between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays. Automated phone services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Some tasks can be completed through the automated phone system, including filing a “no business” return, requesting forms and updating basic business information.
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