Mark Muchow serves as Deputy Secretary for the Department of Revenue working closely with the Secretary, State Budget Office, State Tax Department, and Governor’s Office.
Muchow brings significant experience to the State of West Virginia earned while working with the administrations of eight governors over the course of 33 years. Beginning in 1984 as a Tax Analyst I for the State Tax Department, he rose through the ranks to serve as a Tax Analyst II, Chief Tax Analyst, Director of Research, and Chief Administrator of Revenue Operations. In 2004, he was named Director of Fiscal Policy for the Department of Revenue. Two years later, Muchow was appointed Deputy Secretary of Revenue.
He is known for his expertise in revenue forecasting and tax policy and is involved with annual budget preparation and the state’s six-year financial plan. He also assists the Tax Commissioner as a representative to the Legislature.
Muchow served as a consultant to the Governor’s Commission on Fair Taxation Project from 1997 to 2000 and co-authored a study of tax incentive programs in West Virginia, an analysis that contributed to the enactment of significant reforms in 2002. He also was a participating member of the Tax Modernization Project. For more than 14 years Muchow has provided a fiscal outlook presentation for the West Virginia University Bureau of Business and Economic Research’s Annual West Virginia Economic Outlook Conference.
In 2005 he was presented the highest award bestowed by a Governor, the Distinguished West Virginian Award.
Muchow has taught macroeconomics for the then-West Virginia Institute of Technology as well as West Virginia Southern Community College and has published a multitude of articles and studies on topics from tax credits to coal severance tax. He was a member of the 1994 Global Leaders for the South Forum sponsored by BellSouth Corporation.
He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Secondary Education from Edinboro University in Edinboro, Pennsylvania, and his Masters of Science in Public Management and Policy from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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