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Gaining New W.Va. Vehicle Property Tax Credit Calls For Correct Filing 

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West Virginians are starting to receive their statements of personal property taxes due on vehicles, boats and RVs. But this year, the tax department says just pay the first half for now. 

Beginning on January 1, 2024, taxpayers are eligible to claim a Motor Vehicle Property Tax Adjustment Credit. The first opportunity to claim this dollar-for-dollar credit will be on 2024 state income tax returns, filed in 2025, for all timely paid property taxes on vehicles during the 2024 calendar year.

The state advises that taxpayers pay the half year amount in 2023 to be eligible for the credit on the second half next year. 

Timely in this case means by Oct. 1, 2023, for the first half payment, and April 1, 2024, for the second half payment. People who pay their taxes late won’t get the credit.

The recently passed legislation also includes a new homestead credit for disabled veterans that takes effect Jan. 1, 2024.

State tax officials suggest those qualifying disabled veterans should also wait to pay the second half of their real estate tax until 2024.

For links to tax forms and details on the net tax credits, click here.