Representatives of the West Virginia Secretary of State’s office conducted a workshop in Philippi recently for members of the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce and residents who required assistance in meeting the new “paperless requirements” for completing their annual business reports. 

Shown standing is Secretary of State Mac Warner who stressed the efforts his office is making in dealing with cyber-security threats at the state and national level.  Jason Parsons, Director of West Virginia’s new One Stop offices, instructed the group on how to file their annual reports on-line.  Penny Brick, the Secretary’s regional representative in Morgantown and Dot Underwood, the representative from the Clarksburg office, met with residents who were enabled then and there to file their 2019 reports with the aid of laptops and local WiFi.

Jason Parsons directs a cooperative multi-agency with offices in Clarksburg, Martinsburg and Charleston, which gives businesses, whether they are brand new or well-established, the tools and access they need to communicate with the West Virginia Tax Department, Division of Labor, Secretary of State, and Workforce West Virginia.  Special treatment, he said is given to military veterans. 

Parsons said that the annual report is due by July 1, 2019, and that filing is “as easy as 1, 2, 3.”  He instructed parties to go on-line and visit , then log on using their  existing One Stop username and password or – if they don’t have one  – to click on “File as a Guest User.”  The party will be asked if there any changes, YES or NO.? After updating required information, the user would continue, he said, until, after checkout they pay a $ 26 fee.  Further information may be obtained by calling the One Stop office in Clarksburg, (304) 367-2775.