Annual filers: get ready for a new system

(OLYMPIA)- Small businesses that file their taxes once a year will use a new online system when filing their tax return, due Jan. 31.

The Washington State Department of Revenue is doing its part to help businesses get prepared. Revenue is offering a series of free training webinars to teach the basics of the new My DOR portal. Topics include how to set up your online tax account, file and pay your taxes, and print your reseller permit.

For the complete webinar schedule, visit www.dor.wa.gov/mydor. Webinars begin Thursday, Dec. 6.

Because January is the busiest time of year for Revenue’s customer assistance center, businesses that know they are done for the year are encouraged to file early. If a business had no activity for 2018, it must still file a tax return and report “no business.”

As the Jan. 31 deadline nears, wait times for help from Revenue’s tax specialists get increasingly longer.