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Many West Virginians File Last-Minute Tax Returns


About 30 percent of West Virginia taxpayers wait until the final week to file their state returns.

Department of Revenue Deputy Secretary John Doyle tells The Exponent Telegram that the department receives about 25 percent of returns in the week before April 15. Another 5 percent to 8 percent of returns are received after April 15.

Procrastinating filing a return can delay receiving a tax refund.

Doyle says taxpayers who haven’t yet filed returns will have to wait four to six weeks to receive their refunds.

An Internal Revenue Service spokesman, Mark Hanson, says about 20 percent of taxpayers wait until April to file their federal returns.