WSR 17-11-054
[Filed May 15, 2017, 4:09 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 192-310-010 What reports are required from an employer?, this rule-making action is related to the requirement that employers report an employee's social security number on their quarterly tax and wage reports.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 50.12.010 and 50.12.040.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The rule is being amended to permit employers to use an individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN) when reporting their quarterly tax and wage reports in cases when the individual employee has not yet been issued a social security number.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The United States Department of Labor (USDOL) reviews the state's administration of the unemployment insurance program to ensure conformity and compliance with federal statutes, regulations, and guidance. The state has broad flexibility in the implementation of unemployment insurance laws as long as conformity and compliance are maintained. The proposed regulation will be shared with USDOL prior to adoption.
Process for Developing New Rule: The proposed rule will be shared with stakeholders identified in the rule-making process. We will solicit input from stakeholders and consider all comments in the development of the final rule.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Juanita Myers, Agency Rules Coordinator, Employment Security Department, P.O. Box 9046, Olympia, WA 98507-9046, fax (360) 902-9605, email Please include your name, organization (if any), mailing and/or email address, and phone number.
May 15, 2017
Dale R. Peinecke