Personal Caregivers: Resources
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Washington State and Federal Employer Links*
Washington State Department of Licensing
Employment Security Department (ESD)
- District tax offices can help with the Master Business Application and guide you through the new employer process. ESD issues a Unified Business Identification number. It is similar to a Social Security number for your domestic help ‘business.’ Quarterly state employment taxes must be filed.
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
- For Workers’ Compensation coverage, if you are required or if you choose.
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
Internal Revenue Services
*Prepared by a member of the Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System Consumer Advisory Board.