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Updates to §21A-10-11 of the Code of West Virginia that Affect Your Business

Lauren DeBisschop
Jun 2, 2023
5 min

Senate Bill 548 Authorizes WorkForce West Virginia to Obtain Employment Information

The Key Takeaway

On March 12, 2022, the West Virginia Legislature passed Senate Bill 548, an act to amend and reenact §21A-10-11 of the Code of West Virginia, which went into effect 90 days later. As of the first quarter of 2023, the West Virginia Department of Revenue has the power to obtain employment classification and work location information from employers through WorkForce West Virginia. The new legislation requires employers to report standard occupation classification codes (SOC), County (primary work location), and Employee Job Codes.

Are you a business operating in West Virginia looking for assistance keeping up with tax rule and regulation changes? Look no further than Greenshades! Our team of dedicated tax experts stay up to date with changes across the country and update our solution accordingly for our clients. Get a demo today to learn how we can give you confidence in your payroll!

What is Senate Bill 548 from 2022?

This change passed during the 2nd session of the 85th Legislature that concluded on March 12, 2022. Over 60 days, the West Virginia legislature passed 293 Bills, 150 in the House and 134 in the Senate. Senate Bill 548 specifically aims to enhance the collection of data to assist in the administration of tax laws and improve the accuracy of the state's workforce and economic development programs.

Employers must submit certified reports quarterly, containing information prescribed by the commissioner, including information about employment classifications and work locations. The information obtained is confidential and cannot be published or revealed to the public. However, the commissioner may provide the information to certain governmental entities as long as they agree to keep the information confidential.

Greenshades Updates for West Virginia-Based Businesses

It is essential to have a straightforward way to gather the information needed for these new reports. Greenshades has made the necessary system updates in our payroll solution to ensure our clients in West Virginia can comply with the new regulations from Senate Bill 548, efficiently.

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