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Dear Taxpayer,

Most modern websites are overhauled every five years. Our website at Tax has not been overhauled since the 1990s. Many of you have written to and talked with us for years about the need for a new website. At long last, it gives me great pleasure to share our revamped website with you. Welcome to www.tax.wv.gov.

Our site has undergone quite a change. The look is different. The content is evolving. We are working every day to make it better for our taxpayers and for you.

The first thing that will look different is the appearance of the site. It’s colorful and inviting, but not too busy.

The next thing you’ll notice will be how it is organized. On the main menu you will find tax information arranged by tax type. You’ll see Individuals, Business, and Tax Professionals tabs. You’ll see that we’ve included research and municipal information under a tab called Research and Government. There is an also an About tab where taxpayers can learn about our agency, its divisions and get contact information.

Overall, I think you’ll find our new website a good tool for you as your prepare your taxes or someone else’s, conduct business in the State of West Virginia and/or look for statistical data on taxes in the Mountain State. You may find yourself exploring the site while you look for familiar forms and information. It’s probably there, but it’s likely moved. Please don’t get frustrated. Just email us for guidance. We’re happy to help.

We ask for your patience as we continue to improve the site organizationally and make the functionality seamless. In the coming days and weeks, we will be moving things around a bit more until we find the best home for everything. We will be adding and subtracting content as our system learns what taxpayers and researchers need most. We will be refreshing informational slides on the homepage to bring you news alerts, deadline reminders, agency news and information to help you avoid being a victim of Income Tax fraud.

Welcome again to the new and much-improved www.tax.wv.gov. I encourage you to delete old bookmarks, clear your cache and cookies because they no longer take you to the freshest information on the site. Please let us know how we are doing and if you have constructive ideas for improvement on the site. They say change is difficult, but this change, according to your many requests, is long overdue. I’m happy we can bring it to you at long last. Please enjoy.

Best regards,

Mark Matkovich
Commissioner, West Virginia State Tax Department