Report payroll & pay premiums
As an employer, your responsibilities include reporting your payroll and paying your premiums; even if you have zero payroll or owe zero premiums, you must still report your payroll. We offer a number of convenient ways for you to do so.
Before you begin
First, review our dates and deadlines to get a sense of when we will mail our forms to you to report your payroll and pay premiums.
You'll need the following information:
- Your WorkSafeBC account number and payroll report ID. You'll find these on your payroll report.
- Your payroll records for the previous year or quarter.
- The total payments to contractors and unregistered subcontractors in the previous year or quarter.
- Shareholders' earnings.
- The names of workers and active shareholders who have earned more than the maximum assessable earnings for the reporting year (the maximum is listed on your form). See the Assessable earnings guide for more details.
- A credit card or your bank account information, if you want to make a payment or set up a payment method.
- In some circumstances, an equipment allowance may be claimed against unregistered subcontractors' earnings.
How to report payroll and pay premiums
If you choose to report your payroll online or by phone, you will not need to send us a hard copy of your form. You should keep track of any transaction reference numbers for your records.
By signing up for an online services account with WorkSafeBC, you can report payroll and pay premiums online and take advantage of many other account management services. For example, you can add a payment method, change contact information, add Personal Optional Protection, and more.
To start online reporting and pay premiums, log in to or create an account for online services and select Report payroll and pay premiums.Log in or create an account
Fast File and Pay
Our online Fast File and Pay application enables you to report your payroll and pay your premiums online without having to sign up for an online services account. This may be an option for you if your business has only one classification unit and you don’t want to access our full range of online services.Access Fast File and Pay
You can also call our Employer Service Centre or return your payroll report and cheque by mail.
Methods of payment
You can make your payments in the following ways:
|Online||Log in to your online services account and pay by credit card or direct debit. Please note that credit card payments are limited to $10,000 or less.
|Fast File and Pay
||Online credit cards payment limited to $10,000 or less.
||Contact our Employer Service Centre to pay by credit card. When you call, you can either use our self-service option or choose to speak to an agent; our agents can help you with your transaction if necessary, but you will need to be able to enter your credit card number and security code using your phone’s keypad.
|At your financial institution||Please allow five days for processing. Also, please note that some financial institutions require you to have a bank account at their branch in order for you to make a payment.|
|At your nearest WorkSafeBC office
||Visit the office location closest to you to pay. All offices accept payment by cheque and money order. Our Richmond office also accepts payment by cash, credit card and debit card.|
||Please send your payment stub and write your account number on the front of your cheque. The cheque is payable to: WorkSafeBC Assessment Receivables, PO Box 9600 Stn Terminal, Vancouver BC V6B 5J5. Please allow for mailing time and five days for processing.|
Credit card payments in excess of $10,000 may only be made in person at the WorkSafeBC head office in Richmond.
We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express. Unfortunately, we cannot accept any other card, including Visa debit, at this time.
Return your completed form
Even if you have nil payroll, you must complete and return your entire remittance form to WorkSafeBC by the due date printed on the top right-hand corner of your form.
If you pay by mail, return the entire form, including the payment stub, in the envelope provided with your form. If you pay at your bank, be sure to send the top portion of the form in the envelope or fax it to us at 604.244.6490 by the due date.