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Thursday, July 31, 2008

More West Virginia Businesses File Their Taxes Online Than Ever Before

Governor Joe Manchin and West Virginia State Tax Commissioner Christopher G. Morris announced today that more West Virginia businesses are filing their monthly taxes online than ever before.

Since the May 15, 2008 launch of the West Virginia State Tax Department’s MyTaxes online tax filing system, the number of taxpayers filing online has increased by 4,000 users when compared to the previous online filing system. In all, 9,418 taxpayers have filed more than 12,000 returns.

“MyTaxes enables taxpayers to electronically manage their accounts,” said Morris. “The online filing system makes it easier for taxpayers to be tax compliant and to update their account information. It also allows the State Tax Department to communicate directly with the taxpayer almost instantaneously.”

MyTaxes allows business taxpayers the ability to view, pay and file their State taxes from anywhere 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and holidays. Once a business makes a payment, the receipt is instantly noted on its account.

“This innovative tool is bringing West Virginia to the forefront of modern tax agency service,” Governor Manchin said. “Business taxpayers are saving themselves time while also saving money by decreasing administrative costs associated with paper returns.”

In the two months MyTaxes has been online, the State has collected $53.6 million. E-filing capability for other State taxes will be added to the MyTaxes system for taxpayer convenience in October.

Business owners can get back to their business faster by logging online to to view, file and pay many of their State taxes.


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