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West Virginia State withholding and West Virginia Unemployment

The following steps are for a combined registration for West Virginia State withholding and West Virginia Unemployment.

  • Go to West Virginia Secretary of State Website
  • Click on Register a new business
  • Click on One Stop Business Portal
  • Create a user account
  • Complete your user account registration, including setting up a password and security questions and click register
  • Follow and complete remaining registration steps

    Update your account with your West Virginia Withholding Tax Account Number and Unemployment Compensation Employer Number. Your Account Numbers are required for all West Virginia Department of Revenue and WorkForce West Virginia  interactions to ensure your account is accurate.

    If you have any questions regarding this process, please call agency at 304-558-8000 or email Business@wvsos.gov.

    West Virginia Local Withholding Income Tax

    Register for local Withholding Account ID

    Several cities require a local tax on individuals working within their jurisdiction. To learn about your requirements in this area, begin by contacting the city/county government where your business location(s) in West Virginia will be located. You should also check with each city/county government where you intend to transact business or have a business presence.

    Update your account with all local account number(s). Your local account number(s) is required for all West Virginia local tax interactions to ensure your account(s) is accurate.





    This guide does not contain legal or tax advice. If legal or tax advice is required, an attorney, CPA or tax adviser should be consulted.