Covid-19 Update: West Virginia State Tax Department Issues COVID-19 Certain Relief (3/27/20)

The West Virginia State Tax Department has issued tax filing and payment relief to individuals and corporations whose 2019 annual income return is due April 15, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Pursuant to Administrative Notice 2020-16:

  • The deadline for filing 2019 annual income tax returns for individuals and corporations has been extended from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020. 
  • Income tax payment deadlines for individuals and corporate annual income returns with a due date of April 15, 2020, are extended until July 15, 2020 (this payment relief applies to all individual income tax returns, income tax returns filed by C corporations, and income tax returns filed by trusts or estates with a statutory due date of April 15, 2020).
  • Estimated tax payments for tax year 2020 that are due between April 15, 2020 and June 15, 2020 for individuals, trusts or estates, corporations, and pass-thru entities are due July 15, 2020.

The extensions and payment relief provided under Administrative Notice 2020-16 applies automatically, and filers are not required to take any additional steps to qualify for these extensions or payment relief.

The extension of these deadlines does not apply to any other taxes collected by the Tax Commissioner. The deadlines and obligations to pay employer withholding taxes, and all other taxes collected by the State Tax Department, remains unchanged.

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 returns and making required payments.

Roy H. Cunningham

Of Counsel

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Matthew R. Bowles  


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James M. Becker  


Lewis Glasser PLLC   

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