West Virginia Income Taxes

West Virginia State Income Taxes for Tax Year 2022 (January 1 - Dec. 31, 2022) can be prepared and e-Filed now along with an IRS or Federal Income Tax Return (or you can learn how to only prepare and file a WV state return). The West Virginia tax filing and tax payment deadline is April 18, 2023. Find IRS or Federal Tax Return deadline details.

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West Virginia
"The Mountain State"

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 2022 Tax Return - here via eFile.com. However, you must download/print and sign the forms and mail them to the Tax Agency.

Function
Description
West Virginia State Income Tax Rate: 6.5%
Prepare only a WV State Return without an IRS return. Details
Step by Step instructions on how to only Prepare and Download - not eFile - State Returns on eFile.com.
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.
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.
How to Pay Income Taxes
Step 1: Pay your WV taxes online. On that page click on Options on Pay Personal Income Tax.
Step 2: IRS Payment Options
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.

WV Tax Return Mailing Addresses
Find various West Virginia Mailing Addresses for tax returns, tax amendments, and tax payments. 
West Virginia Income Tax Brackets
West Virginia Income Tax Forms
West Virginia Unemployment Benefits
Unemployment benefits are subject to income taxes in West Virginia.
West Virginia Marriage Penalty

 

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2023 West Virginia Income Tax Filing Deadlines by Tax Year

The majority of deadlines listed here are for Tax Year 2022. Some apply to upcoming Tax Years and some are IRS or Federal deadlines.

Deadline
Type
Description
April 18, 2023
Tax Year 2022
Income Tax Return
Prepare and e-File an IRS (Due Date April 18, 2023) a West Virginia State Income Tax Return (Due Date April 18, 2023) until October 16, 2023. - eFileIT
April 18, 2023
2022 Income Tax Extension
October 16, 2023
Tax Year 2022
Income Tax Return after the April 18, 2023 West Virginia Tax Extension
Last day to e-File a 2022 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 16, 2023 via mail-in Forms.
Forms incl. Mailing Address are listed below.
Tax Year 2022
Income Tax Return after the April 18, 2023 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 16, 2023. (Optionally, the eFileIT deadline is Oct. 16, 2023). 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
2022, 2023, etc.
Other State Tax Return, Extension, Amendment Deadlines
Select respective State Tax Return Deadlines.
2022, 2023, etc.
IRS Federal Income Tax Return, Amendment, Extension Deadlines
April 15, 2026
2022 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 2022 West Virginia Income Tax Return Refund. This deadline does not apply if you owe 2022 Income Taxes.

E-File These 2022 West Virginia State Tax Forms

Prepare and eFile these state forms for 2022 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.

Description
Year
Status

* 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.

West Virginia Tax Extension

For Tax Year 2022, if you expect a refund or you don't owe taxes, you do not have to file a tax extension. However, if you believe you will owe taxes and can't file on time, you should take action and here are the options available for West Virginia:

  • If you do not owe West Virginia income taxes by the tax deadline of April 18, 2023, you do not have to prepare and file a WV tax extension. In case you expect a WV tax refund, you will need to file or e-File your WV tax return in order to receive your tax refund money. 
  • If you owe WV income taxes, you will either have to submit a WV tax return or a federal extension by the April 18, 2023 tax deadline in order to avoid late filing penalties. The extension will only avoid late filing penalties until Oct. 16, 2023. Note: Unless you pay all your Taxes or eFile your tax return by Oct. 16, 2023, the late filing penalties will start again after Oct. 16, 2023. You have the following options to file a WV tax extension:
    • If granted a federal extension, write the date federal extension on your WV return.
    • If granted an electronic federal extension, write "Federal Extension Granted", confirmation number on top of your WV return, and the extended due date in the appropriate box.
    • Complete WV Form 4868, include a Check or Money Order, and mail both to the address on WV Form 4868.
    • Even if you filed an extension, you will still need to file your WV tax return either via eFile or by paper by Oct. 16, 2023.
  • Important: If you owe West Virginia and/or IRS income taxes and do not file an IRS and West Virginia tax return or extension by April 18, 2023, you will be subject to IRS and WV late filing penalties. Estimate IRS late filing, payment penalties. In addition, if you do not pay your taxes by April 18, 2023, you will be subject to late tax payment penalties. Filing an extension on time will ONLY eliminate the late filing penalties but not the late tax payment penalties. Late filing penalties are generally higher than late payment penalties, thus file something on time even if you can't pay anything on time!

The deadline to e-file an IRS extension for 2022 Tax Returns is April 18, 2023. e-File a 2022 Tax Extension for free on eFile.com. Here are instructions on whether you should consider a Tax Extension or not.

The extended IRS/West Virginia eFile deadline is Oct. 16, 2023 - eFileIT.  Or, if you plan to file or mail-in a West Virginia tax return on paper, the WV Mailing Addresses are listed below.

West Virginia State Tax Payment Options
You can select one of these payment options either after you have e-filed or filed your 2022 West Virginia Tax Return. Alternatively, you can pay West Virignia income taxes here prior to filing (e.g in the case of an extension). Plus, you can make online West Virginia tax estimate payments for next tax year. If you eFiled your taxes and pay online, you do not have to send in West Virginia paper forms (e.g. payer tax return, extension form, or tax estimate form). 
Go to the West Virginia MyTaxes to submit your payment or create an account. Make sure you have identification number (SSN), Letter ID, Account Number, Federal Adjusted Gross Income, or choose "Pay Personal Income Tax". If you already have an account, log into your account.
Check the status of your direct payment
This is a free option if you want to pay your taxes owed via your bank account.
Submit a tax payment through the state tax agency's ePay site. When you're on the site, select the "Identification Type" options, then follow the on-screen prompts to enter and submit your information (e.g. SSN, Tax Year, Form Type, Filing Status).
Use this payment option if you want to pay your tax payment via your credit or debit card. There is an additional convenience fee added to each payment you submit with your card.
Check or Money Order with IT-140V
Complete voucher IT-140V and attach it to your check or money order payable to "West Virginia State Tax Department". Write your Social Security number, phone number, and "Form IT-140V" on your payment. Mail them to the IT-140V address below.
Use this payment option if you wish to submit your payment via check or money order in the mail. 
Estimated Tax Payment Options
Choose one of these options: 1) Create an account with West Virginia MyTaxes to submit your estimated payment (or if you already have an account, log into your account). 2) Pay via ACH debit and choose "Pay Estimated Personal Income Tax" and follow the on screen prompts to submit a payment. 3) Pay via credit or debit card through WV ePay (choose the "Personal Income" and "Estimated Payment" options). Be aware that a convenience fee is added to each payment you submit with your card. 4) Complete voucher IT-140ES. Attach a check or money order for the tax period payable to "West Virginia State Tax Department". Write your Social Security numbers and the tax period on the check or money order. Mail the voucher and check/money order to the IT-140ES address here.
Use one of these payment options if you want to submit estimated taxes rather than submit all your taxes owed at once. 
Many of these online IRS tax payment options can be used before or after you e-Filed your Income Taxes. You can pay tax extension and tax estimate payments. For estimate payments, you do not have to submit a form. Extension you can eFile on eFile.com for free.
These payment options are independent from you preparing and eFiling your tax returns on eFile.com. eFile.com offers these payment options for the convenience of all tax payers.

 

West Virginia Tax Return, Amendment, etc. Mailing Addresses
Addresses to mail West Virginia Tax Returns, Amendments, Extensions, or Tax Payments.
WV Tax Return or Amended Tax Return: Address if you expect a Tax Refund on your Tax Return
P.O. Box 1071
Charleston, WV 25324-1071
WV Tax Return or Amended Return: Address if you owe Taxes and include payment.
P.O. Box 3694
Charleston, WV 25336-3694
WV Tax Extension: Address if you owe Taxes and include payment. Tax Extension Payments, include WV Form 4868. Tip: Make Tax Payments online and you will not have to mail in the WV Form 4868. See above.
P.O. Box 2585
Charleston, WV 25329-2585
WV Tax Payment: include electronic voucher IT-140V
Tax Account Administration Division
P.O. Box 342
Charleston, WV 25322-0342
WV Tax Estimate Payments: include IT-140ES.
Tax Account Administration Division
P.O. Box 342
Charleston, WV 25322-0342

 

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