West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.


West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.


West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.


West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.


West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.


Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.


Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

 File Your State and Federal Personal Income Tax Returns Electronically


Charleston, W.Va. – To avoid delays during any potential federal government shutdown, the West Virginia State Tax Department encourages all West Virginia Taxpayers to e-file both their State and federal personal income tax returns.

During any potential federal government shutdown, the Internal Revenue Service will either suspend the processing of paper returns or slow down the processing time substantially. However, the IRS will continue to process electronically filed returns and to issue refunds for e-filed returns. Therefore, the State Tax Department recommends that Taxpayers who have not yet filed a personal income tax return for Tax Year 2010 to e-file their federal returns. The filing deadline this year is April 18, 2011.

West Virginia residents should be aware that paper tax returns filed with the State of West Virginia will not be delayed due to any potential shutdown. This delay only pertains to paper returns filed with the IRS.

E-filing is the quickest and most accurate way to file personal income tax returns. Currently, 78% of West Virginia Taxpayers have filed their State income tax returns electronically.

For more information about e-filing and instructions on filing personal income tax returns, please visit the West Virginia State Tax Department’s website at www.wvtax.gov.

Contact Information

Heather Cochran
(304) 558-0211