West Virginia Paycheck Calculator

Calculate your take home pay after federal & West Virginia taxes

Last updated on Jul 20 2021

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West Virginia state income tax

West Virginia has a population of over 1 million (2019) and is known for scenic mountain beauty and limitless outdoor recreation opportunities. The median household income is $43,469 (2017).

Brief summary:

  • the income tax rate ranges from 3% to 6.5%
  • no state-level payroll tax
  • able to claim state-level exemptions
  • no additional state-level tax credits
West Virginia United States

West Virginia fiscal year starts from July 01 the year before to June 30 the current year. So the fiscal year 2021 will start from July 01 2020 to June 30 2021.

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

  1. figure out your filing status
  2. work out your adjusted gross income [Total annual income – Adjustments = Adjusted gross income]
  3. calculate your taxable income [Adjusted gross income – (Post-tax deductions + Exemptions) = Taxable income]
  4. understand your tax liability [Taxable income × Tax rate = Tax liability]
  5. determine whether your tax liability is more than your tax credits and withheld
    • Tax liability – (Credits + Withheld) = What you owe or
    • (Credits + Withheld) – Tax liability = Tax refunds

State payroll tax

There is no state-level payroll tax.

Income tax brackets

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

Fiscal year Filing status Taxable income Rate
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%

Deductions

There is no state-level standard deductions.

Exemptions

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

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

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

There is no state-level EITC.

Child Tax Credit (CTC)

There is no state-level CTC.

FAQs

What taxes do West Virginian pay?

The state-level income tax rate ranges from 3% to 6.5%. There is no additional payroll tax.

How much do you make after taxes in West Virginia?

For a single filer with an annual wage of $44,000, the take home pay is $35,364.
The take home pay for a married couple with a combined income of $88,000 is $69,783.