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West Virginia Income Taxes and WV State Tax Forms

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West Virginia
"The Mountain State"

Start Federal and West Virginia Tax Returns

Your West Virginia Income Tax Return

Efile.com makes it easy for you to e-file your 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 efile a state tax return. This is not an efile.com policy but an IRS and state agency policy. Many taxpayers have asked how they can only prepare and file a state income tax return. The efile.com tax application lets you prepare a state tax return only, however you cannot efile the state return upon completion. Instead, you will have to download the completed state tax return as a PDF file, print it, sign it, and mail it to the respective state - the address is on the PDF file. Find more detailed instructions on how to prepare and file a state only return on efile.com.

2018 West Virginia Income Tax Filing Deadlines

Deadline
Type of Filing
Description
April 15, 2019
Tax Return - efileIT*
West Virginia State Income Tax Return Due Date.
April 15, 2019
Tax Extension
West Virginia Automatic Extension. Details below.
October 15, 2019
Tax Return - efileIT*
Last day to efile a 2018 West Virginia State Income Tax Return for tax extension filers and late efilers.
Now
Requires an accepted 2018 or previous year West Virginia State Tax Return.
State Tax Returns
Select respective State Tax Return Deadlines.
Federal Tax Returns
IRS Tax Return Deadlines.

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
efileIT Now*
Form IT-140
Resident Income Tax Return
Form IT-140ES
Individual Estimated Income Tax Payment Voucher
Form IT-140V
Individual Income Tax Electronic Payment Voucher
Form IT-210
Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Individuals
Form HEPTC-1
Homestead Excess Property Tax Credit
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
West Virginia Employee's Withholding Exemption Certificate
Cannot be efiled


* 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. Find out how to only prepare and file a state tax return. Only on efile.com can you prepare and efile unlimited state tax returns for one low price. Most other sites charge a per state price.

West Virginia efile Error Codes

If your West Virginia state return was rejected by the state and not efile.com, you will receive an error reject code. If you prepared and efiled your return on efile.com, we will provide you with an explanation of how to correct the error on your return. You may then resubmit your state return at no additional charge until it is accepted by the state. View a list of all West Virginia State efile Income Tax Return Error Reject Codes.

How To File a West Virginia Tax Extension

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 efiled your return and are making a payment by check or money order, you must complete a Schedule L on efile.com. 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.

Important: Do you need to prepare and e-file an IRS or federal tax extension as well?

How to File a West Virginia Tax Amendment

Amended West Virginia tax returns can only be mailed; they cannot be efiled. Learn how to file a West Virginia tax amendment.

Important Reminder! If you are filing a West Virginia tax amendment, you may need to file a federal tax amendment as well.

2017 Tax Year West Virginia Tax Forms

West Virginia state tax forms for previous Tax Years cannot be prepared and e-filed during the current tax season. You will need to print, fill out, and mail the forms to the West Virginia Department of Revenue.

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
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

2016 Tax Year West Virginia Tax Forms

West Virginia state tax forms for previous Tax Years cannot be prepared and e-filed during the current tax season. You will need to print, fill out, and mail the forms to the West Virginia Department of Revenue.

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
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

WV Income Tax

Individual income in West Virginia is taxed across five 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 $60,001 and above

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%.

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 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 State Tax Agency Contacts

You can contact the West Virginia Department of Revenue at 1-800-982-8297.

For more information on West Virginia state income taxes, you can visit the website of the West Virginia Department of Revenue.

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