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.

Business

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.

Education

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.

Employment

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.

Family

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.

Health

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.

Tourism

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.

 Seniors Must File A State Income Tax Return To Receive The Senior Citizens’ Personal Income Tax Credit

1/4/2010 CHARLESTON, W.V.—West Virginia State Tax Commissioner Christopher G. Morris today issued a reminder that West Virginia Senior Citizens who seek to claim the Senior Citizens’ Personal Income Tax Credit must file a West Virginia state personal income tax return this year.

“By requiring qualified Senior Citizen Personal Income Tax Credit Taxpayers to file a personal income tax return for Tax Year 2009, the State Tax Department will provide the refundable credit more efficiently to qualified seniors and eliminate confusion,” Morris said.

Under previous procedures, the refund process was not as efficient as it could be. The process was confusing for the Taxpayer and cumbersome for the Department.

Qualifying for the Homestead Exemption Program, which exempts from property tax the first $20,000 of assessed value of a senior citizen’s home, is a prerequisite for claiming the Senior Citizens’ Personal Income Tax Credit. Senior Citizens should contact their County Assessor’s Office to learn if they qualify for the Homestead Exemption Program prior to filing for the Senior Citizen Tax Credit. The Senior Citizens’ Personal Income Tax Credit is for property tax paid on property that is subject to the Homestead Exemption.

In 2009, the Senior Citizens Personal Income Tax Credit is based on the amount of property taxes paid on the first $20,000, or portion thereof, of the taxable assessed value in excess of the Homestead Exemption. The form WV/SCTC-1 shows the credit potentially available to Seniors, and the personal income tax instructions booklet for the 2009 tax year includes the procedures Seniors must follow to receive the refundable tax credit.  

Seniors must meet the following requirements, in addition to qualifying for the Homestead Exemption Program, in order to claim the Senior Citizens’ Personal Income Tax Credit:

  • They must owe and pay a property tax liability on the Homestead Exemption eligible home;
  • Their federal adjusted gross income, as reported on their federal tax return, must meet the low income test; and
  • They must file a state income tax return to claim the credit. The State Tax Department cannot process a Senior Citizens’ Personal Income Tax Credit claim without the completed personal income tax return, including a completed form WV/SCTC-1.
  • It is important to note the Senior Citizen Personal Income Tax Credit in no way exempts Seniors from payment of property tax due the County Sheriff.

    Contact Information

    Kimberly Osborne
    304-558-0211