How to Add Centrosome to Your WA DOR Account

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In case you missed it, Gentlefrog has teamed up with Centrosome Inc. , an Ottawa-based accounting, and tax firm.

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to add Centrosome as your bookkeeper to your Washington Department of Revenue account. 

Quick Instructions:

  • Login at: secure.dor.wa.gov
  • Click the green Get Started button
  • Click the More Options tab
  • In the Access box click “Add or Remove Other User’s Access”
  • Click the “Add User” button on the right-hand side
  • Enter Centrosome’s SAW ID and email address
    • SAW ID: centrosome
    • Email: office@centrosome.ca
  • Click the blue Next button
  • Click the “Select the customer access type” drop-down and select Account Manager
  • Click the blue Next button
  • Check the box next to Prepare and Pay Excise Tax (Prepare and Pay License can be checked too if you’d like us to remind you to pay your business license)
  • Click the blue Next button
  • Double-check that all information is correct
  • Click Submit

Keep reading for full instructions with screenshots.

To begin go to the Washington State Depart of Revenue site: secure.dor.wa.gov

Login with your Secure Access Washington (SAW) User ID and password.

Logging in to the Washington State DOR website

When you login click the big green Get Started button next to Business Licensing and Tax.

Get Started button in the WA DOR website

You’ll now be seeing a summary screen.

Click on the More Options tab.

More options tab in the WA state DOR website

In the Access box click the “Add or Remove Other User’s Access” link.

Add or Remove Other User's Access in WA DOR website

Click the Add User button on the right-hand side.

Add User to WA DOR

You’re now going to enter the SAW User ID and email address for Centrosome.

SAW ID: centrosome

Email address: office@centrosome.ca

Once you’ve filled in the required fields click the blue Next button.

Entering Centrosome's SAW ID and email into WA DOR website

On the next screen you’ll determine what level of access you want to give Centrosome.

There are two access options, Administrator and Account Manager. We only need Account Manager access.

Click the “Select the customer access type” drop-down on the left and select Account Manager.

Then click the blue Next button.

Selecting the appropriate account access type in WA DOR website

On the next screen it asks if you’d like to allow Centrosome to prepare and pay your business license and your excise tax. 

In order to prepare your taxes we only need the Excise Tax box checked.

If you’d like us to remind you to pay for your business license you can check off the business license box also.

When you’ve checked the appropriate boxes click the blue Next button.

Legal Entity Accounts in WA DOR website

You’re almost done. You’ll now see a verification page where you can double-check that all the entered information is correct.

If everything is good click the blue Submit button.

You’ve now added Centrosome to your WA state DOR account. If you have any questions you can ask them in the comments below or send me an email at: rbarnett@centrosome.ca

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