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How to Use King County Superior Court Electronic Filing

Chloe Meltzer | December 02, 2022

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Summary: Are you being sued in King County? Learn how to use King County Superior Court electronic filing and all its benefits.

E-filing is an electronic system that allows both individuals and businesses to file income tax returns through the internet and electronically. Since 2016, there have been over 120 million tax returns filed in this manner. Efiling can also be done to various types of documents.

If you are looking to pay your taxes, you can create digital documents to securely submit to the IRS through efiling. All you need is internet access, and sometimes you can use an accountant to do this process as well.

Benefits of efiling include being able to file at any time, 27 hours per day. Mailing paper returns has a limit, and e-filing allows the information to be seen immediately, and refunds to be issued quickly as well. It can also allow you to know that your forms were completed property if there are any errors and when they were received.

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The benefits of efiling

Save time. Rather than spend a lot of time creating hard copy documents, you can simply efile. You can also avoid in-person meetings and spend time checking on your application.

Avoid duplicates. Submitting tax returns and accounting documentation electronically means you do not need to make multiple hard copies. Rather than work to make many hard copies this is a much simpler and easier method.

Avoid errors. E-filing software reduces the ability to make mistakes. This software also allows you to check your tax and accounting reports, and then process the data accurately in the proper form.

Correct forms. It is always possible to make mistakes and fill out the wrong form and in this case, you will have major issues on your plate. Instead using efiling allows you use to an automatic update on the list of forms before you file.

Quick notification. Being able to receive information based on changes in tax laws and regulations is essential. You can also learn regarding budget accounts and other aspects you would usually need to request the documents of.

Confirmation of delivery. When e-filing the taxpayer is guaranteed to obtain delivery confirmation, which has legal validity in case of disputes.

Confidential. E-filing software provides a layer of security regarding your personal information. This is due to encryption software used to protect privacy.

Data processing. All e filed documents go through a check and separate the information to different accounts. This decreases the risk of technical errors in efiling.

How to use King County Superior Court electronic filing

All attorneys must electronically file (e-file) and e-serve all documents for debt collection cases. This is done using the Clerk's online eFiling application. The only exception is the King County Local General Rule 30.

Non-attorneys are not required to e-file documents, but can if they choose to. In some cases, electronic service of documents is required of non-attorneys if they elect to e-file documents. This is due to e-Service being mandatory per LGR 30(b)(4)(B). You must register to receive or serve documents.

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King County local general rule 30

Under this rule, there are specific documents that must be efiled, and others that do not need to be efiled. The following documents should not be efiled and instead must be filed in paper form rather than e-filed:

  • Original wills and codicils, including new probate cases that include original wills or codicils
  • Certified records of proceedings for purposes of appeal
  • Documents presented for filing during a court hearing or trial
  • Interpleader or Surplus Funds Petitions
  • Documents submitted for in camera review, including documents submitted under LGR 15
  • Affidavits for Writs of Garnishment and Writs of Execution
  • New cases or fee-based documents filed with an Order in Forma Pauperis.

Despite this, documents that can be efiled include:

  • Voluminous Documents: Documents that are over 500 pages or more
  • Answers to Writs of Garnishment
  • Appeals of lower court decisions

The Superior Court Clerk's eFiling application has three parts that complete different electronic processes. The first is the filing of the documents into an old or new case. This is followed by the electronic service of the documents. Then it will compile and submit the copies to the court, and eventually be submitted to the other party through the clerk of court. Prices are subject to the standard fee schedule as well as an eCommerce transaction fee of $2.49 for credit cards and $1.00 for internet checks.

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