Property Taxes Posts

Eliminating the Business Personal Property Tax Would Be a Fiscal Disaster

Not content with the recent $425 million in tax cuts passed in recent years, the legislature's attention has once again turned to the state's business personal property tax. The business personal property tax (sometimes short handedly referred to as the inventory tax) was the topic of the most recent Joint Select...

Ending Business Personal Property Tax Ineffective Way to Boost West Virginia Economy

  With tax reform on the West Virginia Legislature’s agenda, attention has once again turned to West Virginia’s business personal property tax. In October, the conservative anti-tax group The Tax Foundation testified to the Select Joint Committee on Tax Reform that moving away from the business personal property tax would...

Property Taxes: A West Virginia Primer

The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy's guide -- “Property Taxes: A West Virginia Primer” -- explains how property taxes work and some of the important public services they fund. For hard copies please contact Linda Frame. Read

Eliminating Business Personal Property Tax Would Hurt Education Funding

In 2010, the West Virginia House of Delegates and the WV Tax Modernization Working Group endorsed allowing counties to exempt business personal property from property tax rolls.  A recent analysis by the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy shows that such an exemption would reduce much-needed funding of our...

Taxing West Virginia's Coal Reserves: A Primer

This report describes the history and current methods of taxing one of the state’s most valuable resources. It is intended as a useful reference for county officials, coal companies, landowners, and local citizens. Morgantown-based Downstream Strategies prepared the report, in collaboration with the WV Center on Budget and Policy. Read...

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