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.

 West Virginia Tax Modernization Project Announces Next Meeting


CHARLESTON, W.V.—West Virginia Department of Revenue Secretary, Virgil T. Helton, and State Tax Commissioner, Craig A. Griffith, today announced the next meeting of the West Virginia Tax Modernization Project will take place on Aug. 5, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. at the Summit Conference Center, in  Charleston, W.Va..


During the August 5th meeting, members will provide updates on the progress of the project and will seek public comments and suggestions for changes that further the project’s goal of improving and modernizing West Virginia’s tax structure. 


“This year, Governor Manchin has asked that we focus on local taxation issues,” Secretary Helton said.  “We encourage a public dialogue on this topic and others.”


The following areas are among the topics that will be reviewed and discussed by project members:


    • Telecommunications Tax Study;
    • State Road Fund Financing;  
    • Property Taxation;
    • Senior Citizen Tax Credits; and
    • County and Municipality Taxes and Fees


“West Virginia’s tax structure has been modernized as a result of recommendations made by the project to the governor in 2006 and 2009,” Commissioner Griffith said. “I, along with the other members of the Project, look forward to continuing our efforts to make West Virginia’s tax system more efficient and fair.”


Some of the changes resulting from the project’s 2009 meeting include:


  • Taxpayers who pay more than $10,000 in any tax for a single year must file all returns and pay all taxes electronically;
    • Companies with 50 or more employees must electronically file withholding tax returns;
    • Tax professionals that prepare 25 or more personal income tax returns must file those returns electronically;
    • A study resolution to examine the telecommunications tax; and
    • Property tax assessment and appeals process reform.


Verbal and written public comments and suggestions may be submitted at the meeting, or by e-mail to wvtmp@wv.gov.


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