West Virginia Income Tax Extension

How to file an West Virginia Tax Extension. Points to consider when to prepare extensions.

Extension Situation
Extension Suggestion
West Virginia Tax Refund

Option 1: If you do not owe West Virginia income taxes or expect a WV tax refund by the tax deadline, 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.

Option 2: eFiled a Federal Extension? If you do not owe West Virginia income taxes or expect a tax refund by the tax deadline, your accepted federal extension will be honored as a state extension, and you do not have to mail in WV Form 4868.

Owe West Virginia Taxes

Option 1: Pay all or some of your West Virginia income taxes online via: MYWVTAX.

Option 2: If you owe WV income taxes, you will either have to submit a WV tax return or extension by the tax deadline in order to avoid late filing penalties. You can only eFile and IRS tax extension, but not an West Virginia extension. The tax extension will only avoid late filing penalties until the October deadline.
Note: Unless you pay all your Taxes or eFile your tax return by the October deadline, the late filing penalties will start again after that deadline.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.

Option 3: Complete WV Form 4868, include a Check or Money Order, and mail both to the address on WV Form 4868. Important: Even if you filed an extension, you will still need to file your WV tax return either via eFile or by paper by the October deadline.

West Virginia Income Tax Calculator
West Virginia Tax Deadlines
Tax Penalties
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 the Tax Due Date, 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 the Tax deadline, 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!
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