Debbie Small
Eastern Panhandle - West Virginia - Real Estate


State Income Tax:
West Virginia Income Tax based on Federal adjusted gross income minus $2,000 per exemption:

  • Less than $5,000 - 3% of taxable income
  • $10,000 to $25,000 - $300 plus 4% of excess over $10,000
  • $25,000 to $40,000 - $900 plus 4.5% of excess over $25,000
  • $40,000 to $60,000 - $1,575 plus 6% of excess over $40,000
  • $60,000 to over - $2,775 plus 6.5% of excess over $60,000

Taxpayers 65 or older, or certified permanently and totally disabled, may modify their adjusted gross by up to $8,000. Taxpayers receiving WV Teachers retirement, WV Public Employees retirement, Military retirement or federal retirees who receive benefits from federal retirement systems, may be eligible for a $2,000 modification to their adjusted gross income.


Property Tax:

Taxes of real estate vary slightly from county to county with variations within incorporated towns. A good rule of thumb is $800 per $100,000 for owner occupied, non-business properties. Personal property such as vehicles are taxed at a rate of approximately $150 to $160 per $10,000. See the tax tables below for further detail.

Drivers License:

New residents must apply for a West Virginia driver's license within 30 days of relocating in the state. The cost is $10.50 for an operators license. A license plate must also be purchased within 30 days of residency. An automobile title and proof of insurance must be presented at that time. Both can be obtained from the WV Dept of Motor Vehicles at Boulevard Plaza on Edwin Miller Blvd, (304-267-0010). The fee to transfer is 5% of book value plus $26.50 to $37.50 depending upon weight per vehicle. In addition, vehicles must be inspected when the license plate is placed on the vehicle and inspected annually.

TAX OR PERMIT

DUE ON OR BEFORE

RATE

 

Auto License Plate

 

Within 30 days after establishing residence.

Renewed annually.

Up to 3,000lbs  - $26.50

3,000-4,000lbs  - $31.50

over 4,000lbs   -$37.50

Auto Inspection

Within 10 days after receiving license plate.

Renewed annually

 

Approximately $15.00

plus tax

 

Driver’s License

Within 30 days after receiving license plate

 

$10.50 per Operator

 

Personal Income Tax

Operates on Withholding System

 

Graduated rates

from 3% - 6.5%

 

 

Consumers Sales Tax

 

 

 

6% Bracket System

 

 

Hunting & Fishing

 

Residence for 6 months

Contact:

(304)264-1942

 

 

Tax Levy Rate Property Use Classification

Class 1

Farm animals & machinery, stocks & bonds, notes & accounts receivable

Class 2

Residential real estate and farmland

Class 3

Rental or vacant property, vehicles, RV’s, etc. (rural county)

Class 4

Rental or vacant property, vehicles, RV’s, etc. (municipalities)

 

2007 TAX LEVY RATES

Real Property Taxes are Based on 60% of assessed value.
*(Assessed Value x 60% ÷ 100 x Tax Class Rate = Annual Tax Estimate)
     Example: $200,000 Sales Price x 60% ÷ 100 X 1.2318 (Berkeley County rural) = $1,478.16  

Berkeley County

TAX CLASS

          Rural

 

 

1

 

 

 2

 

 

 3

 

 

 4

State

.0025

  .0050

  .0100

 

County

.0972

  .1944

  .3888

 

School

.1940

  .3880

  .7760

 

School Levy

.2250

  .4500

  .9000

 

School Bond

.0341

  .0682

  .1364

 

Rural Districts

.5528

1.1056

2.2112

 

 

TAX CLASS

 Municipal

 1

 2

 3

 4

State, County, School Rate
Municipal Rate


.5528
.0476


1.1056
 
.0952

 


2.2112
 
.1904

Hedgesville

.6004  

1.2008

 

 

2.4016

State, County
School Rate
Municipal Rate
ExcessLevy        


.5528
.0752
 .0525 


1.1056
  .1504
  .1050

 

 


2.2112
 
.3008
 
.2100

Martinsburg

.7645

1.3610

 

2.7220

 

Morgan
County

TAX CLASS

        Rural

 

 

1

 

 

 2

 

 

 3

 

 

 4

State Current

.0025

  .0050

  .0100

 

County Current

.1368

  .2736

  .5472

 

School Current

.1940

  .3880

  .7760

 

School Excess

.1951

  .3902

  .7804

 

 

 

Rural Districts

.5284

1.0568

2.1136

 

 

TAX CLASS

 Municipal

 1

 2

 3

 4

State
County
School
School Excess
Municipal Rate

.0025
.1368
.1940
.1951
.0806

.0050
.2736
.3880
.3902
.1612

 

.0100
.5472
.7760
.7804
.3224

Town of Bath

.6090 

1.2180

 

 

2.4360

State
County
School
School Excess
Municipal                   

.0025
.1368
.1940
.1951
 .1250 

.0050
.2736
.3880
.3902
.2500

 

 

.0100
.5472
 .7760
.7804
.5000

Town of Paw Paw

.7645

1.3668

 

2.6136

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Debbie Small
REALTOR®, CRS, GRI



269 Aikens Center
Edwin Miller Blvd
Martinsburg WV 25404


Office: 304-262-3360
Toll Free: 800-238-5419
Cell: 304-582-5788


 


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