Source: January 19, 2015 Read More →

PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE City of Mount Hope will Garnish State Personal Income Tax Refunds of Delinquent Individuals Individuals who owe fines to the City of Mount Hope will be subject to the program Today the City of Mount Hope announced its participation in the West Virginia state personal tax refund offset program for individuals who owe municipal costs, fines, forfeitures, or penalties. Starting January 1, 2015, individuals with municipal liabilities toward the Mount Hope Municipal Court will have the amounts owed and the West Virginia State Tax Commissioner’s administration fee withheld from the individual’s state personal income tax refund. In addition, failure to pay municipal costs owned to the Mount Hope Municipal Court within 180 days of the judgment will result in the suspension of the individual’s driver’s license. If the licensee does not respond 90 days after the suspension, the Mount Hope Municipal Court will then notify the West Virginia State Tax Department of the licensee’s failure to pay municipal fines. The Mount Hope Municipal Court will list the individuals who are delinquent or have unpaid municipal costs, fines, forfeitures, or penalties and send the information to the State Tax Department. The list will contain personal information such as the individual’s social security number, name, current mailing address and the amount of unpaid municipal costs. The individual will receive a notification of his or her pending tax refund offset from The State Tax Department. Once all liabilities have been paid to the municipal court, the individual’s name will be removed from the program. Individuals may challenge the municipality’s delinquency classification by requesting a hearing before the West Virginia Office of Tax Appeals. The taxpayer must initiate a proceeding within 60 days upon receipt of the State Tax Department’s notice. 1-19-MON-1-RH L 2444