West Virginia Income Tax Calculator

Calculate your federal & West Virginia income taxes

Updated for 2023 tax year on Jan 01, 2023

What was updated? 2023 federal FICA, income tax rates & standard deduction
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West Virginia income tax calculation

Mining has always been an integral part of the Mountain State’s economy. Healthcare and manufacturing are also big contributors to the state’s GDP. The median household income is $46,836 (2021).

Brief summary of West Virginia state income tax:

  • state income tax rate ranges from 3% to 6.5%
  • no state-level payroll tax and standard deduction
  • able to claim state-level exemptions
West Virginia United States

From Wikipedia

Calculating your West Virginia state income tax is similar to the steps we listed on our Federal income tax calculator:

  1. Determine your filing status
  2. Work out your adjusted gross income [Gross income − Retirement contributions = Adjusted gross income]
  3. Calculate your state taxable income [Adjusted gross income − (Itemized deductions + Exemptions) = State taxable income]
  4. Figure out your state/local tax liability [State taxable income × State tax rate = State tax liability]

State payroll tax

There is no state-level payroll tax.

State income tax brackets

Each filer type has different progressive tax rates. Refer to Tax Foundation for more details.

Tax year Filing status Taxable income Rate
2022
2021
2020
Single
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er)
Head of Household
$0 – $10,000 3.00%
$10,000 – $25,000 4.00%
$25,000 – $40,000 4.50%
$40,000 – $60,000 6.00%
$60,000+ 6.50%
Married, Filing Separately $0 – $5,000 3.00%
$5,000 – $12,500 4.00%
$12,500 – $20,000 4.50%
$20,000 – $30,000 6.00%
$30,000+ 6.50%

State standard deduction

There is no state-level standard deductions.

State exemptions

There is state-level exemptions for all type of filers and dependents. Refer to Tax Foundation for more details.

Tax year Filing status Personal exemption amount
2022
2021
2020
Single
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$2,000
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $4,000
Dependent(s) $2,000

FAQs

How do I calculate my West Virginia income tax?

Calculate your West Virginia state income tax with the following six steps.

  1. Determine your filing status
  2. Gross income − Retirement contributions = Adjusted gross income
  3. Adjusted gross income − (Itemized deductions + Exemptions) = State taxable income
  4. State taxable income × State tax rate = State tax liability

How much is $44000 a year after taxes in West Virginia?

For a single filing West Virginian with a wage of $44,000, the take home pay is $35,418.50 and the total income tax is $8,581.50.