West Virginia Payroll Tax Registration

As an employer in West Virginia, it is important to understand the process of payroll tax registration. This involves registering with the West Virginia State Tax Department to fulfill your tax obligations as an employer and ensure compliance with state payroll tax regulations.

How West Virginia Payroll Registration Works

There are 2 payroll tax setup tasks you may need to complete in West Virginia to get your new hire on payroll for the first time. You can follow the guide below to help you get registered directly with the West Virginia agencies or use Mosey to do it.

Use Mosey to register for payroll tax in West Virginia.

West Virginia Withholding Tax Setup

If you have employees in West Virginia, you must register with the State Tax Department for a withholding tax account.

  1. Register for a WV One Stop Account

    Visit the WV One Stop Business Portal and select “Create a new account” to register for an online user account.

  2. Register for a Withholding Tax Account

    Log into your WV One Stop account to electronically register your business for personal income tax withholding. Note: Online registration for withholding tax and Unemployment Compensation for West Virginia is typically done at the same time.

  3. Register for a MyTaxes Account

    Visit MyTaxes and select “Sign Up” to register for a MyTaxes account to file and make payments online.

  4. Add Withholding Information to Your Payroll Provider

    After receiving your account number and withholding schedule, add them to your payroll provider.

West Virginia Unemployment Compensation Setup

If you have employees in West Virginia, you must register with the Unemployment Compensation Division of the Department of Commerce for an Unemployment Tax account.

  1. Register for a WV One Stop Account

    If you have not already done so, visit the WV One Stop Business Portal and select “Create an account here” to register for an online user account.

  2. Register for an Unemployment Compensation Account

    Log into your WV One Stop account to electronically register your business for an Unemployment Compensation account. Note: Online registration for withholding tax and Unemployment Compensation for West Virginia is typically done at the same time.

  3. Register for a WV.gov Account

    Visit WV.gov Accounts page and select “Sign Up” to register to access employer online services.

  4. Register for an Online Employer Contribution System Account

    Log in with your WV.gov Account then select “Create an account here” to create an Online Employer Contribution System account.

  5. Add Unemployment Tax to Your Payroll Provider

    Once you have your Employer Account Number and Unemployment Compensation tax rate, add them to your payroll provider.

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