State of West Virginia Income Tax West Virginia State Income Tax
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QuickFact: The average family pays $1,695.00 in West Virginia income taxes. [1]
Rank: 17th out of 51

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West Virginia Income Tax Table

Tax Bracket (Single) [2] Tax Bracket (Couple) [3] Marginal Tax Rate
$0+ $0+ 3.00%
$10,000+ $10,000+ 4.00%
$25,000+ $25,000+ 4.50%
$40,000+ $40,000+ 6.00%
$60,000+ $60,000+ 6.50%

Learn how marginal tax brackets work View an explanation of marginal tax brackets

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West Virginia Income Tax Calculator

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You can use our free West Virginia income tax calculator to get a good estimate of what your tax liability will be come April. On the next page, you will be able to add more details like itemized deductions, tax credits, capital gains, and more.
Please remember that the income tax code is very complicated, and while we can provide a good estimate of your Federal and West Virginia income taxes, your actual tax liability may be different.

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The West Virginia Income Tax

West Virginia collects a state income tax at a maximum marginal tax rate of %, spread across tax brackets. Unlike the Federal Income Tax, West Virginia's state income tax does not provide couples filing jointly with expanded income tax brackets.

West Virginia's maximum marginal income tax rate is the 1st highest in the United States, ranking directly below West Virginia's %. You can learn more about how the West Virginia income tax compares to other states' income taxes by visiting our map of income taxes by state.

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West Virginia Tax Deductions

Income tax deductions are expenses that can be deducted from your gross pre-tax income. Using deductions is an excellent way to reduce your West Virginia income tax and maximize your refund, so be sure to research deductions that you mey be able to claim on your Federal and West Virginia tax returns. For details on specific deductions available in West Virginia, see the list of West Virginia income tax deductions.

4.1 - West Virginia Standard Deduction

What is the WV Standard Deduction for 2016? Unlike many other states, West Virginia has no standard deduction. Certain itemized deductions (including property tax, qualified charitable contributions, etc) may be allowed depending on the income level and filing type of the taxpayer. Keep in mind that not all deductions allowed on your federal income tax return are necessarily going to be allowed on your West Virginia income tax return.

4.2 - West Virginia Personal Exemptions

West Virginia has no personal exemption. The Federal Income Tax, however, does allow a personal exemption to be deducted from your gross income if you are responsible for supporting yourself financially.

4.3 - West Virginia Dependent Deduction

Unlike most states, West Virginia does not have a dependent deduction. You can, however, claim dependent deductions on your Federal Tax Return.

4.4 - West Virginia Itemized Deductions

Unlike the Federal income tax, the West Virginia income tax does not allow itemized deductions. You may claim the West Virginia standard deduction if applicable, and specific deductions may be available to West Virginia taxpayers as limited deductions or tax credits.

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West Virginia Income Tax Forms

Tax-Rates.org provides easy access to five of the most commonly used West Virginia income tax forms, in downloadable PDF format. For all of the tax forms we provide, visit our West Virginia tax forms library or the 's tax forms page.

Free Printable West Virginia Income Tax Estimated Tax Instructions West Virginia Estimated Tax Instructions
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Estimated Tax Instructions - West Virginia Estimated Tax Instructions
Use this booklet to properly fill out and file your individual estimated income tax vouchers.
Free Printable West Virginia Income Tax Form IT-140 Individual Income Tax Return
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Form IT-140 - Individual Income Tax Return
Form IN-140 is the general income tax return for West Virginia residents; it can be e-filed or sent by mail.
Free Printable West Virginia Income Tax Form IT-140-ES Individual Estimated Income Tax Return
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Form IT-140-ES - Individual Estimated Income Tax Return
You must pay estimated income tax if you are self employed or do not pay sufficient tax withholding. Estimated tax payments must be sent to the West Virginia Department of Revenue on a quarterly basis.
Free Printable West Virginia Income Tax Form IT-140NRS Nonresident Income Tax Return
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Form IT-140NRS - Nonresident Income Tax Return
Nonresidents of West Virginia, who need to file income taxes with the state, need to file form IT-140NRS.
Free Printable West Virginia Income Tax Form IT-210 Estimated Tax Underpayment Form
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Form IT-210 - Estimated Tax Underpayment Form
If you failed to pay or underpaid your estimated taxes for the past tax year, you must file form IT-210 to calculate any interest or penalties due with your return.
Free Printable West Virginia Tax Table
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Printable West Virginia Tax Table & Tax Reference
Tax-Rates.org provides a printable West Virginia datasheet including an income tax table, a list of West Virginia tax deductions, important URLs and addresses, and more. This document is in PDF format.
If you are not a resident of West Virginia, have a complicated tax return, or have other specialized circumstances you may need to download additional tax forms from the website. You can find all of West Virginia's 2016 income tax forms on the income tax forms page External Link.

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How To File Your West Virginia Income Tax Return

Once you've filled out your West Virginia income tax return, you have several options for filing and paying your income tax. You can mail your return to the at the correct address below, and include your payment by check or money order. You may also electronically file your West Virginia tax return through a tax preparer or using online tax software, and pay your taxes instantly using direct debit or a credit card (an additional credit card fee may apply).

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Where To Send Your West Virginia Tax Return

If you filled out physical tax return forms, mail your completed West Virginia income tax return to the West Virginia no later then December 31st. Please be sure to send your completed tax forms to the correct address for your filing type.
Express Mail
West Virginia State Tax Department
Revenue Center / Withholding
1001 Lee Street East
Charleston, WV 25301-1725
Income Tax Returns
West Virginia State Tax Department
TAAD/ Withholding
PO Box 3943
Charleston, WV 25339-3943

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e-Filing: Submit Your West Virginia Tax Return Online

You can save time and money by electronically filing your West Virginia income tax directly with the . Benefits of e-Filing your West Virginia tax return include instant submission, error checking, and faster refund response times. Most tax preparers can electronically file your return for you, or you can do it yourself using free or paid income tax software, like the examples listed below.

To e-file your West Virginia and Federal income tax returns, you need a piece of tax software that is certified for eFile by the IRS. While most in-depth tax software charges a fee, there are several free options available through the states, and simple versions are also offered free of charge by most tax software companies.

The two most popular tax software packages are H&R Block At Home, sold by the H&R Block tax preparation company, and TurboTax Federal & State, sold by the Intuit software company. Both companies produce multiple editions for simple to very complex tax returns, so be sure to carefully compare the features offered by each package.

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Getting Your West Virginia Tax Refund

Your West Virginia Income Tax Refund Online

If your state tax witholdings are greater then the amount of income tax you owe the state of West Virginia, you will receive an income tax refund check from the government to make up the difference.

It should take one to three weeks for your refund check to be processed after your income tax return is recieved. E-filing your return and filing early can help ensure your refund check gets sent as quickly as possible.

Once you've filed your tax return, all you have to do is wait for your refund to arrive. If you want to check the status of your West Virginia tax refund, you can visit the West Virginia Income Tax Refund page.

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References

  1. Our state ranking and income tax figures are based on a family of four (married parents with two children) earning the national median household income of $50,000 per year. Deductions and personal exemptions are taken into account, but some state-specific deductions and tax credit programs may not be accounted for.
  2. Before the official 2016 West Virginia income tax rates are released, provisional 2016 tax rates are based on West Virginia's 2015 income tax brackets.
  3. The 2016 state personal income tax brackets are updated from the West Virginia and Tax FoundationExternal Link data.
  4. West Virginia tax forms are sourced from the West Virginia income tax forms pageExternal Link, and are updated on a yearly basis. Please make sure the West Virginia forms you are using are up-to-date.