West Virginia Income Taxes and WV State Tax Forms

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West Virginia
"The Mountain State"

West Virginia State Income Tax Return forms for Tax Year 2018 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2018) can be e-Filed together with an IRS Income Tax Return until October 15, 2019. In January 2020, you can e-File Tax Year 2019.

eFile.com makes it easy for you to e-file your IRS and West Virginia State Tax Return (e.g resident, nonresident, or part-year resident returns). However, the IRS and the respective State Tax Agencies require you to e-file a Federal Income Tax Return at the same time you e-file a State Tax Return. This is not an eFile.com policy but an IRS and State Agency policy. Therefore, you cannot e-File a West Virginia Tax Return anywhere - not just eFile.com - without also e-filing the associated IRS Tax Return. However, please read on for good news. 

Find detailed instructions on how you can only prepare and mail in - not eFile - a West Virginia 2018 Tax Return - here via eFile.com. However, you must download/print and sign the forms and mail them to the Tax Agency.

Function
Description
Prepare only a WV State Return
with a State Only Code: FreeFed19
Where Is Your West Virginia Tax Refund Money?
Step 1: Sign into your eFile.com account and check acceptance by the Tax Agency.
Step 2: Check your West Virginia Tax Refund Status.
Where is Your IRS Refund?
Step 1: Sign into your eFile.com account and check acceptance by the IRS.
Step 2: Check your IRS Tax Refund Status.
Automatic West Virginia Income Tax Extension
West Virginia Income Tax Amendment
How to correct a rejected Tax Return
If your WV Tax Return was rejected by the WV Tax Agency - not eFile.com - instructions on how to correct a rejected West Virginia Tax Return.
West Virginia IRS Late Filing, Tax Payment Penalties

1. Late Filing Penalty: The failure-to-file penalty is 5% per month or any part of the month on any amount of your total taxes owed you file your return after the tax return deadline. This penalty will not exceed 25%.

2. Late Payment Penalty: The failure-to-pay penalty is 0.5% per month or any part of the month on any amount of your total taxes owed you you pay your tax debt after the tax return deadline. This penalty will not exceed 25%.

3. IRS Penalties: Calculate and Estimate your potential IRS Income Tax Return Penalties.

 

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2019 West Virginia Income Tax Filing Deadlines by Tax Year

The majority of deadlines listed here are for Tax Year 2018. Some apply to upcoming Tax Years and some are IRS or Federal deadlines.

Deadline
Type
Description
April 15, 2019
Tax Year 2018
Income Tax Return
Prepare and e-File an IRS (Due Date April 15, 2019) a West Virginia State Income Tax Return (Due Date April 15, 2019) until October 15, 2019. - eFileIT*
Expired:
April 15, 2019
2018 Income Tax Extension
October 15, 2019
Tax Year 2018
Income Tax Return after the April 15, 2019 West Virginia Tax Extension
Last day to e-File a 2018 West Virginia State Income Tax Return for Tax Extension Filers and late eFilers. You can only e-File (to file by paper see below) West Virginia Income Tax Return together with an IRS Tax Return. eFileIT*
October 15, 2019 via mail-in Forms.
Forms incl. Mailing Address are listed below.
Tax Year 2018
Income Tax Return after the April 15, 2019 West Virginia Tax Extension
Deadline for taxpayers who got a WV Tax Extension to file their WV Income Tax Return by mail-in Forms - the Forms incl. mailing addresses are listed below - is October 15, 2019. (Optionally, the eFileIT* deadline is Oct. 15, 2019). Instructions on how to only - without the IRS return - prepare and file a West Virginia State Income Tax Return on eFile.com.
Tax Amendment for all Tax Years
IRS Due Dates
IRS Tax Return, Extension, Amendment Deadlines
2019, 2020, etc.
Other State Tax Return, Extension, Amendment Deadlines
Select respective State Tax Return Deadlines.
2019, 2020, etc.
IRS Federal Income Tax Return, Amendment, Extension Deadlines
April 15, 2022
2018 West Virginia Income Tax Return Refund.
IRS Tax Return Refund Claim Deadline
The last day to file - you will not face late filing penalties - and claim your 2018 West Virginia Income Tax Return Refund. This deadline does not apply if you owe 2018 Income Taxes.

E-File These 2018 West Virginia State Tax Forms

Prepare and efile these state forms for 2018 in conjunction with your federal and state income tax return. As you proceed through the tax interview on efile.com, the application will select the correct state forms for you. You can also select tax forms individually. All these forms will then be e-filed by you to the state tax agency. Instructions on how to only prepare a state income tax return.

Form/Schedule
Description
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Form IT-140
Personal Income Tax Return
Form HEPTC-1
Homestead Excess Property Tax Credit
Schedule A
Nonresidents/Part-Year Residents' Schedule of Income 
Schedule H & E
Certification of Permanent and Total Disability/Credit For Income Paid To Another State
Schedule F
Statement of Claimant to Refund Due Deceased Taxpayer
Schedule M
Modifications To Adjusted Gross Income
Estimated Payment Voucher Form. Complete and submit to the WV Department of Revenue - address is on the form - with your payment.
Cannot be e-Filed. Mail-in only.
Payment Voucher Form. Complete and submit to the WV Department of Revenue - address is on the form - with your payment.
Cannot be e-Filed. Mail-in only.
Determines your paycheck WV Tax Withholding amount per employer.
Step 1: Complete and submit to your employer(s).
Step 2: Estimate, Calculate your IRS Tax Withholding now.
Not filed with the State. Submit to Employer only.

* Due to IRS and State Tax Agency tax data sharing and validation requirements, you can only e-file a State Income Tax Return while also e-filing a Federal Income Tax Return. This is not an eFile.com created policy, but all online tax web sites have to adhere to this IRS/state issued tax data sharing policy. You can however prepare all 44 State Income Tax Returns on eFile.com if you have already e-Filed or filed your IRS return. Instructions on how you can ONLY prepare and file State Income Tax Return(s). Only on eFile.com can you prepare, file or e-file unlimited State Tax Returns for one low price and not pay for each State return like you would do on H&R Block® vs. TurboTax®. Dare to Compare Now.

Automatic West Virginia Tax Extension

For Tax Year 2018 you can e-File an IRS Tax Extension by April 15, 2019 for free on eFile.com (instructions on whether you should consider a Tax Extension or not). 

If you are certain that you cannot file your West Virginia return by the deadline, you do not need to file for an extension. You will automatically receive a 6-month extension of time to file your return (not to pay). The extended tax return due date is October 15, 2019. Please be aware that West Virginia will not accept the federal extension form as an extension for your West Virginia tax return. However, if you expect to owe income taxes, you should submit your payment with payment voucher Schedule L. If you are making a payment by credit card, a Schedule L is not needed. If you are making an automatic extension payment, you also must use Schedule L unless it is made electronically. Use eFile.com and prepare a West Virginia tax return to find out what your West Virginia state income tax payment will be.

Instructions on how to eFile an IRS tax extension for free on eFile.com by April 15, 2019.

The extended IRS/West Virginia eFile deadline is Oct. 15, 2019 - eFileIT* now. If you plan to file or mail-in a West Virginia tax return on paper - the Forms and Mailing Address are below - your due date is Oct. 15, 2019. 

2018 Tax Year West Virginia Tax Forms

West Virginia State Income Tax Forms for Tax Year 2018 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2018) can be e-Filed in conjunction with a IRS Income Tax Return until October 15, 2019. Details on how to only prepare and print a West Virginia 2018 Tax Return.  The WV Tax Forms and Mailing Address are below - click for the IRS Federal Income Tax Forms for Tax Year 2018.

Form/Schedule
Description
Personal Income Tax Return
Individual Estimated Income Tax Payment Voucher
Individual Income Tax Electronic Payment Voucher
Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Individuals
Homestead Excess Property Tax Credit
Nonresidents/Part-Year Residents' Schedule of Income
Certification of Permanent and Total Disability/Credit For Income Paid To Another State
Statement of Claimant to Refund Due Deceased Taxpayer
Modifications To Adjusted Gross Income

2017 Tax Year West Virginia Tax Forms

West Virginia state income tax forms for Tax Year 2018 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2017)  can no longer be prepared and e-filed. Complete the respective Form(s) below, sign, and mail them to the West Virginia Department of Revenue. In addition to filing West Virginia Forms you might also have to file the 2017 IRS Tax Return Forms.

Form/Schedule
Description
Personal Income Tax Return
Individual Estimated Income Tax Payment Voucher
Individual Income Tax Electronic Payment Voucher
Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Individuals
Homestead Excess Property Tax Credit
Nonresidents/Part-Year Residents' Schedule of Income
Certification of Permanent and Total Disability/Credit For Income Paid To Another State
Statement of Claimant to Refund Due Deceased Taxpayer
Modifications To Adjusted Gross Income

West Virginia Tax Facts, Information

West Virginia Tax Information and Contacts

WV Tax Type
Description
West Virginia Income Tax Code
West Virginia has a 6% sales tax. There are no local sales taxes. Certain food items are taxed at a lower rate of 3%.
West Virginia 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.
West Virginia Tax Payment Options
West Virginia State Tax Agency Contacts
For Mailing Addresses and other contact information contact the WV Department of Revenue