West Virginia Income Taxes and State Tax Forms

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Prepare and efile Your West Virginia Tax Return

The efile.com tax software makes it easy for you to efile your state tax return and use the correct state tax forms. Prepare and efile your West Virginia state tax return (resident, nonresident, or part-year resident) and Federal tax return together or separately at efile.com. View the federal filing requirements to see if you need to file a federal income tax return.

West Virginia Income Tax Filing Deadline

The regular deadline to file a West Virginia state income tax return is April 15.

Tax Deadline DateType of Income Tax ReturnFiling Deadline / Due Date Description
April 15, 2014 2013 West Virginia State Tax Return Due date for West Virginia State Income Tax Returns - income tax filing deadline
April 15, 2014 2013 West Virginia State Tax Extension Due date for West Virginia extension requests and automatic extensions
October 15, 2014 2013 West Virginia State Tax Return Last day to efile a 2013 West Virginia State Income Tax Return for tax extension filers and late efilers

View all state tax return filing deadlines here.

Find federal income tax return filing deadlines here.

West Virginia State Tax Forms

All of the following West Virginia state tax forms are supported by the efile.com software:

Form/ScheduleDescriptionCan I efile this form?
Form IT-140 Resident Income Tax Return 











Form IT-140-Schedule T Tax Credit Recap Schedule
Form IT-140NRS  Special Nonresident Individual Income Tax Return
Form IT-140R Individual Income Tax Payment Voucher
Form IT-140V Individual Income Tax Electronic Payment Voucher
Form HEPTC-1 Homestead Excess Property Tax Credit
Form SCTC-1 Senior Citizen Tax Credit for Property Tax Paid 
Schedule H Certification of Permanent and Total Disability
Schedule E  Credit For Income Paid To Another State
Schedule PBGC Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

West Virginia State Tax Forms that cannot be efiled

West Virginia State Withholding Form

FormDescription
Form IT-104 West Virginia Employee's Withholding Exemption Certificate

WV Tax Extensions 

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WV Tax Extension

If you filed a federal extension, then you'll automatically recieve a 6-month extension of time to file your state return. On your West Virginia return, enter the date that the federal extension was granted. If the extension was granted electronically, enter "Federal Extension Granted" and the confirmation number at the top of the West Virginia return. Enter the extended tax return deadline in the appropriate box. Enclose a copy of federal form 4868 with your West Virginia return. 

If you owe state taxes and/or if you only need an extension to file your West Virgina state return, you can get an extension of time to file (not to pay) by submitting Schedule L by April 15. You must pay at least 90% of any balance due by April 15, or you will accrue penalties and interest.

WV Tax Amendments

West Virginia tax amendments can only be filed by mailed; they cannot be efiled. Learn how to prepare and file an amended West Virginia tax return.

Important Reminder! If you need to file a West Virginia tax amendment, then you may also need to file a federal tax amendment.

Previous Tax Year WV State Tax Forms

West Virginia state tax forms for previous Tax Years cannot be prepared and efiled online. You will need to print, fill out, and mail the forms to the West Virginia State Tax Department.

Past Year Forms: Tax Year 2012 West Virginia Tax Forms (Print, Fill Out, and Mail)

Form IT-140 Personal Income Tax Return
Form IT-140 ES Individual Estimated Income Tax Payment Voucher
Form IT-140R Individual Income Tax Payment Voucher
Form IT-140V Individual Income Tax Electronic Payment Voucher
Form IT 210 Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Individuals
Form SCTC-1 Senior Citizen Tax Credit for Property Tax Paid
Schedule E  Credit For Income Tax Paid To Another State
Schedule F Statement of Claimant to Refund Due Deceased Taxpayer
Schedule H Certification of Permanent and Total Disability
Schedule M Modifications To Adjusted Gross Income
Schedule PBGC Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Where's My Refund? - Check Your WV State Tax Refund Status

If you efile a West Virginia tax return, your refund will generally be processed in 3 weeks. Allow 8 weeks if you filed on paper.

Check your official West Virginia tax refund.

WV efile Error Codes

View a list of all West Virginia State efile Income Tax Return Error Reject Codes.


West Virginia Tax Facts

WV Income Tax:

Individual income in West Virginia is taxed across four tax brackets at four graduated tax rates: 

  • 3% for the first $10,000 of taxable income
  • 4% for income between $10,001 and $25,000
  • 4.5% for income between $25,001 and $40,000
  • 6% for income between $40,001 and $60,000
  • 6.5% for income over $60,000 ($60,001 and over) 

WV Sales Tax:

West Virginia has a 6% sales tax. There are no local sales taxes. Certain food items are taxed at a lower rate of 3%, but this rate dropped to 2% in 2012.

More information on West Virginia Sales Tax

WV Personal Property Tax:

Personal property taxes are levied by the state as well as by localities and are assessed and collected at the county level.

Odd Tax Fact:

West Virginia imposes a special tax on businesses selling sparklers and certain other novelties such as glow-worms, explosive caps for toy guns, and trick noisemakers.

State Tax Agency:

For more information, you can visit the website of The West Virginia State Tax Department.

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