West Virginia

State of West Virginia Personal Income Tax Extensions

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General Instructions

West Virginia personal income tax returns are due by April 15. If you cannot file by this date, you can get a West Virginia tax extension.

The State of West Virginia recognizes the Federal tax extension (IRS Form 4868). Therefore, if you have a valid Federal extension, you will automatically be granted a corresponding West Virginia tax extension for the same amount of time. A Federal extension gives you 6 extra months to file, which means that the deadline for filing your West Virginia tax return will be extended to October 15. Make sure to attach a copy of your approved Federal extension to your West Virginia return when it’s filed.

If you do not have a Federal extension, or if you owe West Virginia income tax, you can obtain a state extension using West Virginia Schedule L (Application for Extension of Time to File). Do not file Schedule L if you have a valid Federal extension and you owe zero West Virginia tax.

A tax extension only gives you more time to file, not more time to pay. Your West Virginia tax liability must be paid by the original deadline (April 15) to avoid interest and penalties. You can make a West Virginia extension payment using Schedule L, or by going online to the Electronic Filing and Services portal.

For more information, please visit the West Virginia State Tax Department website.

West Virginia State Income Tax Payment Forms


Schedule L, Form IT-140 (Application for Extension of Time to File)


Mail to the following address:

West Virginia State Tax Department

Tax Account Administration Division

P.O. Box 2585

Charleston, WV  25329-2585