Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, it’s good to have resources readily available to help your business run more smoothly. From paying your taxes online to creating a business plan, applying for a business license to finding grant assistance, the following resources offer a wealth of information and services to help you and your business succeed.
Simplify Your Federal Tax Payments
Running a business takes up a good amount of your time. What free time you do have doesn’t need to be spent worrying when your federal tax payments are due or making an extra trip to drop off the payment.
Through EFTPS, you can set up your tax payments to be automatically sent to the IRS. You also have the option to make your payments by phone. Available 24/7, EFTPS is a free, secure service provided by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
To learn more, visit the EFTPS website. Here you will find complete details on the program, how it works and step-by-step instructions on how to sign up.
Wondering where to apply for a business license, apply for a tax identification number, find a sales tax chart or access any number of forms and documents you need? To save you a little time, we’ve provided the following list of government agencies, some of the services they provide and links to access what you may be looking for.
Internal Revenue Service
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
Washington State Department of Revenue
Washington Secretary of State
- Registering a corporation, limited partnership, LLC or LLP
- Renewing a registration
- View and download required registration forms
- Secretary of State’s corporations page link
Small Business Assistance
Small Business Administration and SCORE
These two entities are ideal for finding information, training and many other resources to help you be a successful business owner.
Small Business Administration
The SBA is an independent agency of the U.S. government with the self-defined mission of helping Americans start, build and grow businesses. The SBA website offers a comprehensive range of information and resources, including:
- Mentoring and training
- How to start a business
- Small business planner
- Business grants and financial assistance
- Laws and regulations
- Disaster assistance
- Online training
SCORE, a non-profit association, serves as a resource partner with the SBA to provide free, confidential advice to small businesses. There are over 13,000 volunteers – working or retired business owners and executives – who serve as SCORE mentors. There are several ways to take advantage of all the free services that SCORE provides to small business owners:
- Visit with a mentor online or in person
- Attend a workshop
- Online workshops and webinars
- Online resources for disaster preparation and relief
Visit the SCORE website to learn more.
For your convenience, we make the following resources available to help you operate and manage your business even more efficiently.
Order Business Checks and Supplies Online
WSECU has established a relationship with Harland Clarke™ for your business checks and other business supplies. Visit the Harland Clarke website 24/7 to:
- Reorder business checks
- Order extra deposit tickets
- Order endorsement stamps
- Order additional supplies
File Your Taxes Online with TurboTax®
Do you prefer to file your own taxes? If you do, then TurboTax may be just what you need. With this online service, you can file your taxes when it’s convenient for you. If you’ve never filed online, TurboTax offers guidance for first-time users. You can also receive assistance through various sources such as online chat, community forums and FAQs.
Even better, WSECU makes a discount available to members during tax season. Be sure to check our website before you file for details on how to take advantage of your discount!