Learn how to set up and calculate Washington Workers' Compensation.
If you're an employer in the state of Washington or with a work located in Washington, you are required to apply Workers' Compensation taxes. Workers' Compensation is an insurance for employers administered by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (WA L&I).
Form WA F212-055-000 is filed quarterly for this tax. Intuit Online Payroll Enhanced, Intuit Online Payroll Full Service, and QuickBooks Online Payroll (all versions) provide a worksheet help you prepare the original form provided by L&I.
Setting up Workers' Comp info
Understanding Workers' Comp calculation
Filing Form WA F212-055-000 and Paying Your Tax Liability
You'll submit your quarterly report for industrial insurance during the month following the quarter-end. Intuit worksheet should be used as a guide to complete the original Form F212-055-000 sent to you by the L&I agency and will also contain the exact due date. The worksheet should not be submitted. L&I accepts only the original form.
Note: The final amount shown on the worksheet might slightly differ from the total of individual paycheck calculations. This difference is due to rounding the tax amounts on each paycheck to the nearest penny. The amount shown on the worksheet should be used to complete Form F212-055-000.
You can also file and pay online through QuickFile or Claim & Account Center. Here's how you do it: