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Lalena Price

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304-558-1017 OFFICE
304-558-2324 FAX
Lalena.D.Price@wv.gov

CHECK OUT OUR RECENT OP-ED COLUMNS.

SECRETARY HARDY on refinancing state pension debt
SECRETARY HARDY on funding Workers’ Compensation 

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Dave Hardy

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Mark Muchow

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MOST REQUESTED REVENUE DATA

Severance taxes are taxes generally imposed on the privilege of mining minerals such as coal, oil, natural gas, limestone, and sandstone, among others. Most taxes either apply to the gross receipts related to mining activity or to units of mining production. There are also severance taxes on timber. Data on Severance Taxes in West Virginia may be found here.

RECENT NEWS RELEASES

West Virginia revenues at 99 percent of estimates for the fiscal year
02/07/2018
At the seven-month mark in the fiscal year, West Virginia’s cumulative overall General Revenue Fund collections are running at 99 percent of estimates despite a slowdown in collections last month....read more
Home Rule Board OK’s Grafton Brunch Bill, hiring changes
01/17/2018
The West Virginia Home Rule Board approved three proposals submitted by the City of Grafton to amend its Home Rule Plan regarding the sale of alcoholic beverages on Sundays, as well as hiring rules for fire service personnel....read more
Grafton to present plans to Home Rule Board in Charleston
01/15/2018
The West Virginia Home Rule Board will meet Wednesday, January 17, to discuss proposals submitted by the City of Grafton to amend its Home Rule Plan regarding the sale of alcoholic beverages on Sundays, as well as hiring rules for fire service personnel....read more
State above estimates at halfway mark for first time since December 2012
01/04/2018
At the six-month mark in the fiscal year, West Virginia’s cumulative overall General Revenue Fund collections of $1.968 billion were $2.7 million above estimate and nearly $106 million ahead of where the state was last year....read more
Year-to-date General Fund projections on target for November, Hardy says
12/04/2017
With the aid of November collections of $298.5 million, cumulative General Revenue Fund collections of more than $1.6 billion are 4.5 percent ahead of last year and more than 99 percent of the estimate...read more
Hardy says General Fund revenue projections are ‘spot on’
11/06/2017
West Virginia’s General Fund collections of $354 million for October missed estimates by just $500,000 and were nearly 10 percent above where they were last year. Revenue Secretary Dave Hardy said state revenues are right where they should be....read more
Home Rule Board approves changes to Morgantown plan
10/19/2017
The West Virginia Home Rule Board today unanimously approved six amendments to the City of Morgantown’s Home Rule Plan during a quarterly meeting in Elkins....read more
Home Rule Board meeting to discuss Morgantown plans
10/17/2017
The West Virginia Home Rule Board will meet Thursday, October 19, to discuss plans submitted by the City of Morgantown to amend its Home Rule Plan....read more
September General Revenue collections above estimate
10/11/2017
Better-than-expected Severance Tax and Corporate Net Income Tax revenues put West Virginia’s General Revenue collections of $389.2 million for the month of September at nearly $11.5 million above estimate and 3.5 percent above last year’s receipts....read more
August revenues put state $19 million behind estimates, but $20.7 million ahead of last year’s collections
09/11/2017
Two months into Fiscal Year 2018, General Revenue collections put the state $19.3 million behind estimates, but $20.7 million ahead of last year, according to Dave Hardy, cabinet secretary of the West Virginia Department of Revenue....read more
July collections miss mark, but up from last year’s numbers
08/03/2017
The West Virginia Department of Revenue today released General Revenue Fund collections for July of nearly $252.8 million that missed estimates by $2.9 million, but were more than 12 percent above last year’s receipts. ...read more

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