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WV officials requiring some taxpayers to verify ID

CHARLESTON, W.VA. – Several thousand taxpayers soon will be receiving a letter from the West Virginia State Tax Department that will outline an extra identity verification step required for the processing of their state tax refund for 2015.

The letter is another tool in the agency’s fight against Personal Income Tax fraud. It will be mailed in batches, beginning with the first 500 that are being sent out this week. The letter details a brief verification process that should take less than one minute to complete online at the Tax Department’s website.

This extra verification step is mandatory for anyone who receives a letter. Taxpayers who do not have access to a computer will be directed to call a specific phone number for verification. Only taxpayers who receive a letter have to complete this extra step and receipt of this letter does not necessarily mean your personal information has been stolen…

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