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March 25, 2019

Exemption for Seniors Likely Next Tax Season

Beckley Register-Herald – A bill to exempt Social Security income from state personal income tax will likely take effect next tax filing season – in the 2019 tax year. Read full article.

House Bill 2001, sponsored by Del. Jason Harshbarger, R-Ritchie, passed during the legislative session, which ended March 9, and was sent to the governor for his signature. The governor has yet to sign it but had expressed support for eliminating the tax during his State of the State address.

Harshbarger said West Virginia is losing people to other states because of the tax structure, although he had not met anyone who had left over this specific tax, and noted that most states don’t tax Social Security. He said most of his constituents are older and that he’d received positive feedback on the legislation.

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