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.

 Tax Filing Deadlines extended for Taxpayers in five West Virginia Counties

7/26/2010 Businesses and individuals affected by June inclement weather in five West Virginia counties are now eligible for extensions of time to file and remit certain taxes, Governor Joe Manchin and Tax Commissioner Craig Griffith announced today.

“The safety and health of our citizens is our primary concern. We want to clean up the debris and get life back to normal in the areas that suffered severe weather,” Governor Joe Manchin said. “Adjusting tax deadlines is a simple change that can ease the burdens of the severe weather victims during this period.”

Due to severe storms, flooding, mudslides and landslides that occurred in June 2010, Lewis, Logan, McDowell, Mingo, and Wyoming counties have been declared federal disaster areas. Under section 7508A of the Internal Revenue Code, the Internal Revenue Service has granted affected Taxpayers an extension of time -- until Aug. 11, 2010 -- to file most tax returns (including individual, corporate, and estate and trust income tax returns; partnership returns, S corporation returns, and trust returns; estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax returns; and employment and certain excise tax returns), or to make tax payments, including estimated tax payments, that have either an original or extended due date occurring on or after June 12, 2010, and on or before Aug. 11, 2010.

As a result, the State Tax Department is extending deadlines to file and deadlines to pay employer withholdings of personal income tax, corporate net income tax, business franchise tax and estimated payments for the enumerated taxes, that have either an original or extended due date occurring on or after June 12, 2010, and on or before August 30, 2010. For a complete list of the taxes eligible for this extension visit the administrative notice section of www.wvtax.gov.

For all other Taxpayers outside the designated area, tax filing deadlines remain as previously scheduled.

Taxpayers filing returns under the extension should write “Federal Disaster Extension” on the top of the first page of the return, so the State Tax Department will not penalize the Taxpayer for late filing or paying.

“If an affected Taxpayer receives a penalty notice for the June reporting period, the Taxpayer should contact the Taxpayer Services Division,” Tax Commissioner Griffith said.

Taxpayer Services Division can be reached by calling (304) 558-3333 or toll free at 1-800-982-8297. Taxpayer Services Division offices are located through out the state. Visit www.wvtax.gov for more information.

The IRS has also announced a postponement period for flood victims. To learn more about the IRS action, visit www.irs.gov.

Contact Information

Kimberly Osborne, Director of Communications
(304) 558-0211