WEST virginia legislature
2019 regular session
House Bill 2454
By Delegate Rowe, Estep-Burton, Robinson and Pyles
[Introduced January 16, 2019; Referred
to the Committee on Senior, Children, and Family Issues then Finance.]
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia,1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §11-21-23a, relating to allowing low income senior citizens to receive certain tax credits without filing a state income tax return.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
ARTICLE 21. PERSONAL INCOME TAX.
§11-21-23a. Alternative to filing tax return to receive low income senior tax credit.
For the purposes of §11-21-21 and §11-21-23 of this code, the following applies:
The Department of Tax and Revenue on the form it sends to seniors who own real property shall add a certification that would say if the individual or couple had a combined income of less than a stated amount and is therefore not required to file an income tax return and no one else lives in their home, they are entitled to a credit set forth in the above referenced sections. The low income senior citizen shall send the certificate to the Department of Tax and Revenue in lieu of a tax return and be entitled to the benefits of the credits set forth in §11-21-21 and §11-21-23 of this code.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to simplify the manner in which a low income senior citizen may claim certain tax credits.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.