Divisions

Auditing

The Auditing Division conducts field and desk reviews of individual and business returns and records to verify accuracy of returns and amounts remitted.

Contacts

Dana Angell
Director
(304) 558-8532

Director

Dana Angell began her career with the State Tax Department in March of 1980 as a Tax Examiner I. She Dana Angell rose through the ranks of the division as a Tax and Revenue Auditor II, then Tax and Revenue Auditor III, and in 2005 was promoted to Support unit Supervisor. She held this position for 2 years and then was promoted to Tax and Revenue Manager in 2007. Angell became Director of the Auditing Division in February 2008.

Angell attended the University of Virginia at Wise and obtained degrees in English, Business, and Public Administration in 1979.

 
 
 

Compliance

The Compliance section collects delinquent taxes that are due to the State of West Virginia in a professional and reasonable manner.

Contacts

Compliance:

Tom Moore
Director
(304) 558-8750

Pam Blethen
Acting Assistant Director
(304) 558-8772

Rita Dunlap
Acting Tax Unit Supervisor/LEADS
(304) 558-8761

Kevin Carpenter
Tax Unit Supervisor/AMU
(304) 558-8696

Compliance - Regional Office Supervisors:

Kimela Elmore
Beckley
(304) 256-6870

Ernie Flora
Charleston
(304) 558-7340

Kim Silvester
Clarksburg
(304) 627-2165

William Wallace
Parkersburg
(304) 420-4573

Cindy Stanley
Wheeling
(304) 238-1150

Director

Thomas A Moore Jr. has been with the State Tax Department since 2001. He began his career with the Criminal Thomas A Moore Jr. Investigations Division. He has been an Investigator 1, Investigator 2, and Investigator 3 and served as Assistant Director of Criminal Investigations Division for five years. He was appointed Director of Criminal Investigations Division in 2011.

Moore was appointed to Acting Director of Compliance Division in 2014, serving a dual role for one year. He was then appointed as Director of Compliance Division in 2015.

Moore has a Bachelor of Science degree from West Virginia State College.

 
 
 

Criminal Investigations

The Criminal Investigations Division investigates criminal violations of state tax laws.

Contacts

Randy Young
Director
(304) 558-8510

Director

Randy Young was named director of the Criminal Investigations Division in 2015. Randy Young

Before coming to the State Tax Department in 2012 as the division’s assistant director, he served in many roles of investigative work.

Young served in the Charleston Police Department from 1979 until retiring at the rank of Captain in 2005. He served in several capacities including detective, Assistant Chief of Detectives, Chief of Detectives and Investigative Services Bureau Chief. Young also served four years as a Task Force Agent with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Upon retirement from the CPD, he worked for the U.S. Marshall Service at the Federal Court House in Charleston from 2005-07. Young then went to the Division of Labor as an Undocumented Worker Inspector from 2007-2009 moving then to serve as an investigator for the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.

 
 
 

Information Technology

The Information Technology Division supports each of the other divisions by providing information technology services that benefit all.

Contacts

Susan Coleman
Assistant Director
(304) 741-8899

David Lawson
Information Systems Manager II
(304) 741-8915

Beverly Raynes
Information System’s Manager II
(304) 741-8925

Director

Kwasi C. Toombs is Director of Information Technology for the West Virginia State Tax Department. Kwasi C. Toombs

Toombs is responsible for leading the State Tax Department’s information technology functions and establishing infrastructure to support and guide the department in computing and technology efforts. Toombs leads a team of talented IT professionals tasked with executing short and long term goals for the State of WV’s Tax applications and systems.

Toombs received an MBA in Business (2008) from the University of Charleston, and a master’s of science degree in Technology Management (2004) from Marshall University Graduate College, and a bachelor’s of business administration in Management Information Systems (2000) from Marshall University. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and ITIL v3. Toombs has also received formal training in Critical Chain Project Management, and held CCNA and CCDA certifications.

He is married to Yolanda Toombs, and they have two daughters.

 
 
 

Legal

The Legal Division provides legal advice, legal research, and representation before the Office of Tax Appeals and bankruptcy courts.

Contacts

Mark Morton
Director
(304) 558-5330

Richard Boyle
Attorney Supervisor
(304) 558-5330

Stephen B. Stockton
Attorney Supervisor
(304) 558-5330

Harry Yates
Disclosure Officer
(304) 558-5330

Eric Wilson
Bankruptcy Unit
(304) 558-5330

Director

Mark Morton is General Counsel for the West Virginia Tax Department and Director of the Tax Department Mark Morton Legal Division.

He is a graduate of the West Virginia University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (accounting major), and a graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law.

He has been an attorney with the West Virginia Tax Department since 1983, and served as General Counsel for Revenue Operations since 1993 and Director of Legal Division since 2005.

 
 
 

Operations

The Operations Division encompasses a multitude of infrastructure-based functions, including budget, payroll, purchasing, human resources, building management, records retention, labor relations, fleet management and organizational security.

Contacts

Danny Morgan
Assistant Commissioner - Operations
(304) 558-0760

Robert Stigall
Human Resources Manager
(304) 558-0054

Barry Williams
Building Manager
(304) 558-0763

Vickie Marcum
Purchasing Manager
(304) 558-0761

Assistant Commissioner – Operations

Danny Morgan is the Assistant Commissioner – Operations. He joined the agency in Spring of 2014 as Director of Operations. Danny Morgan

Prior to working at the Tax Department, he served in a similar capacity for several agencies in New York state government including the Department of Financial Services, Statewide Financial Systems and the Office of Victim Services.

 
 
 

Property Tax

The Property Tax Division provides property appraisal services, systems training and support, and monitoring of statewide property tax administration so that property is appropriately taxed in proportion to its value.

Contacts

Jeff Amburgey
Director
(304) 558-3940

Kris Pinkerman
Assistant Director
(304) 558-3940

Cindi Hoover
Special Properties
(304) 558-3940

Travis Payne
Mined Minerals/GIS
(304) 558-3940

Amy Jacobs
Office Manager
(304) 558-3940

Director

Jeff Amburgey is the Director of the West Virginia Property Tax Division. He has worked for the Jeff Amburgey Property Tax Division since 1994.

Before his current employment, Amburgey held property tax positions with CSX Corporation and the Kentucky Revenue Cabinet.

He received a Bachelor’s Degree from Morehead State University in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree from Eastern Kentucky University in Mathematics.

 
 
 

Research and Development

The Research and Development Division calculates revenue estimates and provides statistical reports.

Contacts

Elizabeth Pardue
Director
304-558-0614

Director

Elizabeth Pardue is Director of the Research and Development Division.

Elizabeth Pardue Prior to joining the division, she held the position of Demographic Research Specialist with the Marshall University Center for Business and Economic Research where she conducted economic, demographic, and labor force analysis.

Pardue is currently pursuing an Ed.D. in Leadership Studies at Marshall University. She holds a B.B.A. in Economics and an M.B.A. from Marshall University and a Certificate in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Drexel University.

Revenue

The Revenue Processing Division receives and deposits tax receipts into the State’s general and dedicated revenue funds, processes tax returns, updates and maintains electronic databases, and provides document and image archival and retrieval services for the State Tax Division.

Contacts

Brianna Walker
Director
(304)-558-8709

Debbie Carpenter
Assistant Director
(304)-558-8709

EFT Registration/Payment
(304)-558-8692

Director

Brianna Walker is the Director of the Revenue Division. Brianna Walker She began her career with the State Tax Department in February of 2006 and worked her way through the ranks of the division before making the move to a Tax Audit Clerk in the Deposit and EFT area. She was eventually promoted to EFT/Business Registration Supervisor.

Walker was appointed Acting Assistant Director of the Revenue Division in 2015, serving a dual role for a year. She was then appointed as Acting Director of the division in 2016.

Walker earned her accounting degree from Colorado Tech University.

 
 
 

Tax Account Administration

The Tax Account Administration Division examines tax returns and other records for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with state tax laws.

Contacts

Matt Irby
Director
(304) 558-8700

Stacy Acree
Assistant Director
(304) 558-8700

Jeff Anderson
Assistant Director
(304) 558-8700

Cindy Dunbar
Acting Assistant Director
(304) 558-8700

Michael Fry
Tax Unit Supervisor, Sales Tax
(304) 558-8639

Elizabeth McKenzie
Tax Unit Supervisor, Corporate/Franchise Tax
(304) 558-8634

Tim Wells
Tax Unit Supervisor, Fuel Tax
(304) 558-8609

Sara Hughes
Tax Unit Supervisor, Withholding Tax
(304) 558-8644

Korey Skidmore
Tax Unit Supervisor, Personal Income Tax
(304) 558-8661

Crystal Peal
Tax Unit Supervisor, Excise and Support Unit
(304) 558-8621

Director

Matt Irby is director of the Tax Account Administration Division. He recently filled this position in an interim capacity while Matt Irby also serving as the Legal Division’s Technical Unit Supervisor. He was named director of the Tax Account Administration Division in March 2015.

He also has worked for the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy and Legal Aid of West Virginia. He has served as an attorney for both the State Tax Department and the Office of Tax Appeals.

Irby earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Marshall University and a law degree from Chase College of Law.

 
 
 

Taxpayer Services

The Taxpayer Services Division provides accurate information and prompt assistance to the general public and tax practitioners through informational publications called TSDs, updates on the agency’s website and personal interaction with taxpayers.

Contacts

Shella Hogg
Director
(304) 558-2051

Karen Wheeler
Assistant Director
(304) 558-2051

Nicole Grant
In-house Tax Unit Supervisor
(304) 558-2051

Taxpayer Assistance
(304) 558-3333

Director

Shella Hogg is the director of Taxpayer Services. She has 26 years of experience at the State Tax Department. Shella Hogg

She began her career in the Taxpayer Services Division as a Taxpayer Service Representative. In 2006, she was appointed to serve as a Subject Matter Expert for the implementation of the integrated GenTax system (RAPIDS project). In 2011, she was appointed Executive Assistant to the Tax Commissioner and in 2015, she was appointed Assistant Director in Tax Account Administration Division for the Distributions and Production Support Unit.

She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Glenville State College.