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Signs law phasing out tax on Social Security for most

Starting in the 2020 tax year, most citizens across West Virginia will begin to see an elimination on their social security tax. This is after Justice signed House Bill 2001, which exempts Social Security benefits from personal income taxes in a three-year phase-in. Starting with a person's 2019 taxes, the tax will be eliminated by 35 percent in the first year, increasing to 65 percent the following year and to the full 100 percent in the third year.
Source: W.V. MetroNews on 2020 West Virginia gubernatorial race , Mar 28, 2019

Eliminate state tax on Social Security benefits

Justice is proposing the elimination of a state tax on Social Security benefits, and offering significant funding increases for substance abuse, social services and tourism in the next fiscal year. If passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature, eliminating the Social Security tax would mean a $50 million reduction in revenue collected. West Virginia is among 13 states that currently tax Social Security benefits. Surrounding states are not among them.
Source: Martinsburg Herald-Mail on 2020 West Virginia governor race , Jan 10, 2019

Totally exempt on your Social Security from State income tax

Today is the time for us to eliminate the tax on Social Security. Let me just say this, that what we're going to do in regard to Social Security is two things. We're going to give you a choice. If you want the $8,000 deduction, you can keep that. If you don't want that and you want totally exempt on your Social Security from State income tax, you've got that. Your choice.
Source: 2019 State of the State address to West Virginia legislature , Jan 9, 2019

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