Covid-19 Update: West Virginia Filing Deadline for State Tax Returns Remains Unchanged (3/25/20)

In response to the President Trump’s “Emergency Declaration” on March 13, 2020, the IRS issued Notice 2020-18, which makes changes to the filing deadlines for 2019 Federal income tax obligations. (The IRS has set up a special Covid-19 response page where taxpayers can find the most up to date information regarding their Federal income tax filing.)

However, at this time, the West Virginia State Tax Department deadline for filing 2019 income tax returns and paying 2019 income tax obligations, has not been altered by the Covid-19 pandemic and is still April 15, 2020. Unless taxpayers have been granted an individual extension in writing, West Virginia taxpayers will have to file their West Virginia income taxes by that date, regardless of any relief provided by the IRS with respect to Federal income tax obligations. 

The West Virginia State Tax Department is currently processing requests for extensions. The agency is encouraging taxpayers to file online as it is not currently accepting walk-ins.

The West Virginia State Tax Department Covid-19 response page provides more information to assist taxpayers.

We encourage you to reach out to your certified public accountant for more details and for assistance with timely filing your 2019 returns.

Roy H. Cunningham

Of Counsel

Lewis Glasser PLLC   

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Matthew R. Bowles  


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James M. Becker  


Lewis Glasser PLLC   

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