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Published on Friday, October 17, 2014

Update on the Multi-City Business Licensing and Tax Portal – FileLocal

Several cities have asked about the status of FileLocal, the local business license and tax payment portal. Since 2010, the cities of Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue, and Everett have been working together on an online portal to simplify the process of local business licensing and business and occupation (B&O) tax filing. This online portal will be available for additional cities to join in 2016.

Development of the portal is extremely complex and requires the seamless interfacing with the different data systems of the partner cities which includes a high amount of testing the system. Complete security testing will also be required to ensure the system is secure for the taxpayers. FileLocal will begin sequentially launching the original four partner cities in 2015, and additional cities will start to be added in 2016.

If you are interested in learning more about FileLocal or have questions, please contact Jamie Carnell or visit www.filelocal.org.

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