The State of West Virginia, similarly to other states, is now requesting that all taxpayers provide an e-mail address when they file their state income tax returns electronically this filing season. We require this additional information in an effort to fight tax fraud resulting from stolen identities. We consider your e-mail address to be personal information and treat it as such.
It is confidential. It is protected.
We will use your e-mail address only as an additional level of verification and protection for our taxpayers. We will never sell or otherwise distribute any personal information you provide including, of course, your e-mail address.
Professional tax preparers may provide an e-mail address on behalf of their clients. The West Virginia State Tax Department will not engage in ongoing communication with tax professionals regarding their clients through any e-mail communication. You have the flexibility of three options to fulfill this requirement. You can use:
Requesting an e-mail address is one of the many tools used by the West Virginia State Tax Department to help combat tax refund fraud. We appreciate your patience as we continue to work to ensure that your hard‐earned tax refund goes to you and not a criminal.
Thank you for your understanding.