City Payroll

Welcome to the City Payroll Services WA Cares payroll tax exemption page! This site is for City of Seattle employees that have applied and received approval for an exemption from WA Cares coverage by the State of Washington, Employment Security Department (ESD).

To qualify for exclusion from the WA Cares payroll deductions set to begin in 2022, you must:

  1. Have private long term care insurance by 11/1/21.
  2. Have applied for an exemption from WA Cares coverage with the State of Washington, ESD.
  3. Have received an approval letter from the ESD for exemption from WA Cares premiums.

If you have met the requirements above, have an approval letter available to upload, and want to be excluded from WA Cares payroll deductions, select “Next” and advance to the next page to verify your employee information.