State of West Virginia
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West Virginia has announced that the tax filing deadline for individual returns is May 17th.
West Virginia Filing Due Date: WV personal income tax returns are due by April 15.
Extended Deadline with West Virginia Tax Extension: West Virginia offers a 6-month extension, which moves the filing deadline from April 15 to October 15.
West Virginia Tax Extension Form: To request a West Virginia extension, file Schedule L (Form IT-140) by the original due date of your return. However, Schedule L should not be filed if you have a Federal extension and you owe zero West Virginia income tax.
If you have an approved Federal tax extension (IRS Form 4868), you will automatically receive a West Virginia tax extension. In this case, you do not need to file Schedule L unless you have to make a West Virginia tax payment.
West Virginia Extension Payment Requirement: A tax extension gives you more time to file. It does not give you extra time to pay your West Virginia income tax. All state tax payments are due by the original deadline of the return. Any WV tax that isn’t paid by the proper due date will be subject to interest and penalties. You can pay the tax balance due for your West Virginia extension with Schedule L — or pay electronically using WV Electronic Services: www.wva.state.wv.us/wvtax/ElectronicFilingAndServices