And those who have not yet filed their taxes still have plenty of time to do so. By April 15, West Virginia taxpayers must file a personal income tax return with the West Virginia State Tax Department.
According to the West Virginia State Tax Department, due to a Washington D.C. holiday, this year’s personal income tax filing deadline is set for April 18. Residents along with their spouses who are 65 years of age or older and have a total income that is less than their exemption allowance plus the senior citizen modification are not required to file a West Virginia return. However, most residents are required to file a West Virginia income tax return.
The following residents must file a West Virginia income tax return if:
• You were a resident of West Virginia for the entire taxable year.
• You were a resident of West Virginia for a part of the taxable (part-year resident).
• You were not a resident of West Virginia at any time during 2010, but your federal adjusted gross income includes income from West Virginia sources (Nonresident).
• You were a domiciliary of West Virginia but you maintained no permanent residence or dwelling place in West Virginia; spent less than 30 days in West Virginia during 2010; and maintained a permanent dwelling place or residence outside West Virginia (Nonresident).
According to the West Virginia State Tax Department, some residents may have to file a West Virginia income tax return even if they are not required to file a federal return. Those who follow under this requirement include those who are due a refund and claim the refund or residents whose West Virginia adjusted gross income is more than their allowable deduction for personal exemptions ($2,000 per exemption or $500 is claiming zero exemptions).
For more information regarding personal income tax tips, visit the West Virginia State Tax Department’s Web site at www.wvtax.gov.