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West Virginia Sales Tax Rate

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Published on March 30, 2022

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West Virginia Sales Tax Rate

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West Virginia Sales Tax Rate

If your limited liability company (LLC) sells physical products or certain types of services, you will need to collect and pay sales tax. In West Virginia, the first step is visiting the tax department website and registering for sales tax in order to acquire a seller’s permit, or sales tax permit. 

What Products and Services Are Subject to Sales Tax in West Virginia?

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In West Virginia, all sales of goods and services are subject to sales tax unless specifically exempted. Some examples of exemptions are advertising, contracting services, daycare services, prescriptions, personal services, and public services.

West Virginia Sales Tax Rate

The sales tax rate in West Virginia is 6%.

Five states have no sales tax. Colorado has the lowest sales tax at 2.9%, while California has the highest at 7.25%.

How to Register for West Virginia Sales Tax

In West Virginia, the way to acquire a seller’s permit is to follow the department of taxation’s detailed instructions for registration: 

  1. Sign up for an account on the West Virginia online business portal 
  2. Fill out the business registration form
  3. Pay the $30 fee.

Use our Sales Tax Calculator to calculate taxes and total purchase amount. 

Conclusion 

In West Virginia, and across the country, collecting sales tax is a must if you want to avoid potentially heavy fines and even closure. It’s crucial that you follow your state’s laws, and you might consider consulting with an accountant or tax attorney to make sure you’re in full compliance.