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West Virginia Sales Tax Changes, July 2016


 A dozen new home rule municipalities in West Virginia will impose local sales tax as of July 1, 2016.

Home rule is expanding in West Virginia. A dozen new home rule municipalities will impose new local sales and use taxes beginning July 1, 2016.

New local taxes

The following new home rule jurisdictions are set to impose a 1% municipal sales and use tax as of July 1, bringing their combined state and local sales and use tax rates to 7%:

  • Beckley
  • Bridgeport
  • Clarksburg
  • Dunbar
  • Fairmont
  • Grafton
  • Harpers Ferry
  • Pennsboro
  • Romney
  • South Charleston
  • Weirton

The new home rule municipality of Moorefield will impose a 0.5% municipal sales and use tax, for a combined rate of 6.5%.

Additional information is available through the West Virginia State Tax Department.

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.