State law mandates employers
must comply with the Unemployment Compensation provisions before
other government agencies can issue or re‐new most licenses or permits. Examples include contractor’s licenses, business registration certificates, liquor
and lottery retail sales licenses, and timbering permits.
To receive a certificate of good standing, you must be registered with
Unemployment Compensation and your account must be in good standing. All
reports previously due must have been filed, and ALL monies due based on those
reports, including any interest and/or penalties assessed for paying the taxes
late, must have been paid. To receive a Compliance Letter, contact the
Compliance and Enforcement Unit by calling (304) 558‐2451 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., or by emailing email@example.com.