West Virginia State Tax Guide

West Virginia state tax rates and rules for income, sales, property, fuel, cigarette, and other taxes that impact residents.

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West Virginia state tax: Overview

Most West Virginia state taxes are reasonable when compared to most other states. There are no inheritance taxes for your heirs to worry about, and the sales tax rate is about average compared to other states. 

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Up to $10,0002.36%
Over $10,000 but not over $25,0003.15% of the amount over $10,000
Over $25,000 but not over $40,0003.54% of the amount over $25,000
Over $40,000 but not over $60,0004.72% of the amount over $40,000
More than $60,000 5.12% of the amount over $60,000
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Up to $5,0002.36%
Over $5,000 but not over $12,5003.15% of the amount over $5,000
Over $12,500 but not over $20,0003.54% of the amount over $12,500
Over $20,000 but not over $30,0004.72% of the amount over $20,000
Over $20,000 but not over $30,0005.12% of the amount over $30,000
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Cigarettes$1.20 per pack
Other tobacco products 12% of wholesale price
Beer$0.18 per gallon
Wine$1 per gallon (plus local tax)
LiquorState-Controlled (Estimated $1.89 per gallon)

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Katelyn Washington
Former Tax Writer

Katelyn has more than 6 years of experience working in tax and finance. While she specialized in tax content while working at Kiplinger from 2023 to 2024, Katelyn has also written for digital publications on topics including insurance, retirement, and financial planning and had financial advice commissioned by national print publications. She believes knowledge is the key to success and enjoys providing content that educates and informs.