Coronavirus 2019 (COVID 19) Response

Economic Impact Payments

The West Virginia State Tax Department cannot answer questions regarding the IRS stimulus payments. This is a program administered by the IRS. Please do not call as we cannot offer assistance.

The IRS has started sending payments to taxpayers. The IRS asks you do not call them but that you go to the following link on their website: Check your payment status.

For frequently asked questions about the status of IRS payments, click here.

Warning: Coronavirus-Related Scams Target Taxpayers. The West Virginia State Tax Department is joining with the IRS in urging taxpayers to be on the lookout for a surge of calls and email phishing attempts about the Coronavirus, or COVID-19. These contacts can lead to tax-related fraud and identity theft. For more information see: Coronavirus-Related Scams Target Taxpayers

West Virginia Tax Filing and Payment Deadlines Questions and Answers.

Pursuant to Executive Order 13-20, second-half 2019 ad valorem property tax that would become delinquent on April 1, 2020, shall now become delinquent if not paid on or before May 1, 2020.

Also, County sheriffs may not declare 2019 ad valorem property taxes to be delinquent before May 2, 2020.

Administrative Notice 2020-16

The West Virginia State Tax Department is not currently receiving walk-in customers for assistance at its regional offices in Beckley, Charleston, Clarksburg, Martinsburg, Parkersburg, and Wheeling, West Virginia, due to concerns about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

We are also temporarily suspending in-person contact with revenue agents, property tax appraisers and the making of field audits at taxpayer and tax practitioner locations.

Taxpayer Service representatives are available to provide assistance by telephone and email. For Tax Information and Assistance, please call (304) 558-3333 or (800) 982-8297, or send an email message to TaxHelp@WV.Gov.

If you have business with our regional offices, they can be reached at the following telephone numbers:
(304) 256-6764 Beckley
(304) 558-3333 Charleston
(304) 627-2109 Clarksburg
(304) 267-0022 Martinsburg
(304) 420-4570 Parkersburg
(304) 238-1152 Wheeling

Income Tax Filings

For personal income tax filings, we encourage the use of our approved electronic filing vendors. Free file programs may be available to certain qualified taxpayers. See the following web pages for more information.

Free File Options

Approved E-file Providers

Extension of April 15, 2020 Due Date for Filing 2019 Annual Income Tax Returns Due to the COVID-19 Outbreak

The West Virginia State Tax Department is providing special tax filing and payment relief to individuals and corporations whose 2019 annual income return is due April 15, 2020. This extension is in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Information outlining the details of the extension are contained in Administrative Notice 2020-16 and West Virginia Tax Filing and Payment Deadlines Questions and Answers.
Executive Order 13-20

The deadline to file 2019 annual income tax returns for individuals, trusts or estates, and corporations has been extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020. Payment deadlines for these returns are also extended until July 15, 2020. Failure to pay any balance of tax due by July 15, 2020 will result in the accrual of penalties and interest beginning July 16, 2020.

This relief also extends to estimated tax payments for tax year 2020 that are due between April 15, 2020 and July 15, 2020 for individuals, trusts or estates, corporations, and pass-thru entities.

This relief does not apply to employer withholding tax returns and payments or to any other tax collected by the Tax Commissioner.

The Department will automatically provide this relief, so filers do not need to take any additional steps to qualify for this extension of time.

Payment Plans

We do have options for payment plans for those who may be struggling to make their payment. For more information on this, please visit our Payment Plans page.

Business Tax Filings

The Tax Department encourages taxpayers to interact with the agency online, on our MyTaxes Website at https://mytaxes.wvtax.gov/.

Business Registration

For business registration, the Tax Department encourages taxpayers to use the WV One Stop Business Portal at https://business4.wv.gov/. If you have questions about this process, please contact the WV One Stop Business Center at (304) 558-8000.

Suspension of Charitable Bingo and Raffle Licenses

The Tax Commissioner announces that the temporary suspension of bingo licenses prohibiting the conduct of bingo has been lifted because that activity is no longer prohibited by Executive Order of Governor Jim Justice.

The conduct of bingo may resume beginning June 5, 2020, subject to social distancing and other COVID-19 preventative measures imposed on the business or organization pursuant to Executive Orders of Governor Jim Justice and guidance for reopening provided by the State.

For additional information, please see the following resources:

Emergency Order Reinstating Charitable Bingo Licenses.

Executive Order No. 42-20.

Safety Guidance for Bingo Halls.

The Tax Commissioner announces that the temporary suspension of charitable raffle licenses has been lifted. The conduct of charitable raffles may resume June 1, 2020, subject to social distancing and other COVID-19 preventative measures imposed on the business or organization pursuant to Executive Orders of Governor Jim Justice.

For additional information, please see the Emergency Order of The State Tax Commissioner.

Other

The West Virginia State Tax Department is encouraging its employees and taxpayers to follow the recommendations of the CDC and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources in regards to personal health and social distancing.

For more information about West Virginia’s response, please go to: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID 19).

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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