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West Virginia 2013: Homestead Credit

On West Virginia tax returns, there is a refundable personal income tax credit for real property taxes paid in excess of income. This credit is Homestead Excess Property Tax Credit.

Certain West Virginia customers, who had nontaxable social security benefits, may have filed an incorrect state tax return.

TurboTax has fixed this issue.

How to tell if you may be impacted

You may be affected if all of the following apply to you:

  • You filed your West Virginia state tax return prior to March 28, 2014 AND
  • Your federal return includes non-taxable social security benefits on 1040A line 14a or form 1040, line 20a AND
  • You paid owner-occupied residential real property tax on your West Virginia home AND
  • Your West Virginia return includes the Form HEPTIC-1 with a credit amount on line 9.

If you are affected, you may have underpaid your state tax. You may need to amend your West Virginia return.

To amend your return:

  • Follow these step-by-step instructions.
  • After you make the changes to your tax return, you will need to mail a copy of your amended state return.
  • Your printed return will include instructions on how and where to mail it.

If you need to contact us, please use the phone number in the email from TurboTax and tell the representative you’re calling about the West Virginia 2013: Homestead Credit.