How to File and Pay Sales Tax in West Virginia
Quick Answer: West Virginia offers a few different types of sales tax returns. This blog gives instructions for filing and paying sales tax in West Virginia with the Combined Sales and Use Return, a return commonly used by out-of-state sellers.
Do You Need to File a West Virginia Sales Tax Return?
Once you have an active sales tax permit in West Virginia, you will need to begin filing sales tax returns. Not sure if you need a permit in West Virginia? No problem. Check out our blog, Do You Need to Get a Sales Tax Permit in West Virginia.
Also, If you would rather ask someone else to handle your West Virginia filings, our team at TaxValet can handle that for you with our Done-for-You Sales Tax Service. We specialize in eliminating the stress and hassle of sales tax.
How to Sign-in and File a Return on West Virginia’s Website
The first step in filing your West Virginia sales tax return is to log into https://mytaxes.wvtax.gov/_/.
If you do not have a username and password you need to click on “Don’t have a logon? Register here” and then follow the instructions for signing up.
Step 1: You should now be on your home page. Click on the account that you want to file returns for. In this case, we are using a Combined Sales & Use Tax account (used for out of state remote sellers).
Click on the file return link with the date you intend to file. In this example, you see “File return for 30-Sep-2019” under Account Alerts at the top of the page. This will take you to the return.
Step 2: Enter your sales tax-related information.
Start by entering your Gross Amount and Deductions on lines 1 and 2. Make sure that if you have deductions that you also use the Schedule D worksheet.
Step 3: Schedule D (if you have deductions, exemptions or credits).
On this schedule, enter any information that pertains to your situation.
Step 4: Time for a review.
If everything looks correct click “Submit.” If not, you can choose “Previous” to go back and make changes. Please note, once you click “Submit” you cannot make changes.
Hooray! You have now filed your return.
Make sure to save the confirmation number that comes up on the screen. We also recommend saving a copy of your return for your records.
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How to Pay West Virginia’s Sales Tax
It is now time to pay sales tax to the state of West Virginia. To make a payment, from the home screen select the appropriate account. Then under “I Want To” select “Make a one-time payment”.
Enter your payment information and submit. You have now made a payment! Don’t forget to print and/or save your confirmation number.
Things to Consider After Filing a Sales Tax Return in West Virginia
If you forgot to print or save a copy of your sales tax return, you still can!
Click on the “Submissions” tab on the homepage and click the return or payment you want to copy.
Under “Pending,” select the return you want access to. Under “I Want to,” chose “Print Submission.”
How to Get Help Filing a West Virginia Sales Tax Return
Lastly, here is the contact information for the state of West Virginia in case you end up needing need help:
Tax Information and Assistance: (304) 558-3333 or (800) 982-8297
But if you are looking for a team of experts to handle your sales tax returns for you each month, you should check out our Done-for-You Sales Tax Service. Feel free to contact us if you’re interested in becoming a client!