Manage Your Account Online

It's all online: apply, renew, file and pay

Manage your business license and tax account using FileLocal, the online portal that allows business owners to take care of their licensing and tax needs in several Washington cities in one online location.

Need a new license?
Use FileLocal to get a new business license tax certificate.  In FileLocal, the Seattle business license tax certificate is known as a general business license.

Need to renew?
Use FileLocal to renew your business license tax certificate annually.

Need to file a tax return and pay your taxes?
You can file tax returns and pay taxes due online through FileLocal or the Seattle Electronic Filing System (SELF). At this time, the sweetened beverage tax can only be paid online through FileLocal.

For help using the FileLocal system, view the Business User QuickStart Guide.



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License and tax administration
206-684-8484
tax@seattle.gov

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Seattle Municipal Tower
700 Fifth Ave.
42nd floor
Seattle, WA 98104

Open Monday to Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mailing address
P.O. Box 34214
Seattle, WA 98124-4214