West Virginia Income Tax Filing Deadline is July 15, 2020

The Tax Commissioner reminds taxpayers that income tax returns (personal, corporate and fiduciary and pass-through entity) including declarations of estimated income tax originally due April 15, 2020 are now due July 15, 2020.

On March 26, 2020, Governor Jim Justice extended the April 15, 2020 filing deadline by three months in response to disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. See Executive Order 13-20. The Governor’s decision conforms with federal income tax relief provision issued March 20 by the Internal Revenue Service in response to the corona virus. This three-month extension applies to income taxes and returns of individuals, corporations, fiduciaries, and pass-through entities including declarations of estimated tax that would have been due April 15, 2020. If the taxes due April 15, 2020 are paid by July 15, 2020, no interest or additions to tax will apply.

An extension to July 15, 2020 also applied to any estimated payments for income taxes that would have been due between April 15, 2020 and June 30, 2020. If paid by July 15, no interest or additions will apply.

Please note that the due date of S Corporation and partnership returns that were due on March 16, 2020 was not extended.

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 pages for more information.

Free File Options

Approved E-file Providers

We also encourage you to make payment electronically, which can be made through our MyTaxes portal.

For more information on this automatic extension and your filing obligations, see our FAQ page.