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.

 Federal Disaster Notice

4/8/2010 CHARLESTON, WV--President Obama has declared Fayette, Greenbrier, Kanawha, Mercer and Raleigh counties in West Virginia to be federal disaster areas qualifying for assistance.

Due to this declaration, an extension of time to file West Virginia tax returns and an extension of time to pay West Virginia taxes is available for those individuals and businesses affected by severe storms, flooding, mudslides and landslides which occurred in the affected counties beginning on March 12 of this year.

The due dates to file State tax returns and the due dates to pay State taxes have been extended until May 11, 2010 for most West Virginia taxes (including personal income tax, corporate net income tax, business franchise tax, withholding tax, and consumers sales and service tax and use tax). These extensions of time apply only to taxes and tax returns that have either (1) an original due date or (2) an extended due date that fall in the period from March 12, 2010 to May 11, 2010, inclusive. These extensions apply only to Taxpayers located in Fayette, Greenbrier, Kanawha, Mercer and Raleigh counties in West Virginia.

Eligible Taxpayers should mark across the top of any tax return extended under this declaration with BLACK or BLUE ink the words:


Failure to mark State tax returns as required may result in the imposition of interest, late filing penalties and late payment penalties.

If a Taxpayer who files a return or pays tax under the extensions authorized by this declaration receives a notice for late filed returns or late paid tax, or a notice of penalties and interest imposed for late filed returns or late paid tax, the Taxpayer should call the number shown below for assistance. 

Once again, penalties and interest will be abated only for Taxpayers who have an original or extending due date for filing tax returns or for paying tax that falls within the extension period -- March 12, 2010 to May 11, 2010 --  and only for Taxpayers who are located in Fayette, Greenbrier, Kanawha, Mercer and Raleigh counties in West Virginia.

For further inquiries, please contact the Compliance Division at (304) 558-8753.

Contact Information

Lee Ann Kennedy