If you obtain an extension of time to file your federal income tax return, you are automatically allowed the same extension of time to file your West Virginia income tax return. Enter on your West Virginia return the date to which the federal extension was granted. If a federal extension was granted electronically, write "Federal Extension Granted" and the confirmation number at the top of the West Virginia return. Enter the extended due date in the appropriate box. A copy of Federal Schedule 4868 must be enclosed with your return.
If you need an extension of time for West Virginia purposes but not for federal purposes, or if you expect to owe tax to West Virginia, you must submit a completed West Virginia Application for Extension of Time to File (Schedule L) and pay any tax expected to be due.
This form is NOT an extension of time to pay personal income taxes due. File this form to request a six-month extension of time to file your West Virginia personal income tax return (October 15). Note: This form and payment must be filed on or before the due date of the return (April 15). A penalty is imposed for late filing/late payment of tax unless reasonable cause can be shown. If you receive an extension of time for federal income tax purposes and expect to owe no West Virginia income tax, you are not required to file this form. To receive the same extension for state tax purposes, you need only note on your West Virginia personal income tax return that a federal extension was granted.