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Attorney General Morrisey Urges Caution During Last-Minute Tax Filing

March 27th, 2024 by WCBC Radio

 It’s that time of the year again: income tax filing—this year’s deadline for both state and federal taxes is April 15 and with that comes a reminder from West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey for last-minute filers to take their time filling out personal information. “It’s easy to feel rushed when you have a limited amount of time,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “However, make sure you take enough time to fill out everything correctly and send your information to the right place.”

Getting things right in the beginning means no delay in a potential tax refund or confusion caused by submitting incorrect information.
Attorney General Morrisey advises consumers to follow some simple steps to avoid making a last-minute mistake:

  • File electronically. It’s time efficient, safer and ensures a faster tax refund.

  • Double check your information.

  • If you decide to mail your tax return, double check the mailing address at

  • Make sure to validate the legitimacy of any tax preparer or tax filing service you use.

  • Shred any discarded documents that contain personal information. Doing so makes it harder for thieves to steal information.

  • Be aware of scammers who claim to be IRS representatives as they request personal information. Scammers often make these requests with threat of arrest or lawsuit, but consumers should not comply. 

If you believe you’ve been the victim of a tax-related scam or identity theft, contact the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Office at 800-368-8808 or online at Find more information at or