BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — Morgan County’s Assessor is letting taxpayers know their bill will be a bit higher this year.

Morgan County Assessor Debbie Weaver explains that National Automobile Dealers Association values have increased based on July 1, 2022 for the 2023 tax year.

In a post on the Assessor’s Website, she says, “It is possible that you will see an increase in value on your vehicles on your 2023 tax bill.”

She said 2022 tax bill values reflected 2021 values due to Governor Jim Justices’ pandemic-era order (Executive Order No. 25-21) that addressed

“nation-wide, inflated vehicle values due to supply issues created from the coronavirus pandemic.”

She says current (2023) bill values now reflect NADA values, meaning an increase is likely.

Weaver says her office has no control over the those decisions and has to adhere to West Virginia State tax guidelines.

Both the Tax office and the Assessor’s Office will be altering their hours during tax collection.

  • Saturday, August 26, 2023 – 9:00 am- 1:00 pm
  • Saturday, September 23, 2023 – 9:00 am- 1:00 pm

For more information, call the office at 304-258-8570

She says even though tax credits were passed by the state legislature, they won’t kick in until 2025.

“WV Legislature in March 2023 passed (HB 2526), which includes State Tax Credits for Vehicles, Small Businesses and Disabled Veterans. This will provide some relief, however not until 2025 when you file your 2024 Income Tax with the State. (Taxpayers that do not owe WV income taxes and are not required to file a WV income tax return will be able to file a claim for a rebate in early 2025)”

Please visit this link – Motor Vehicle Property Tax Adjustment Credit (begins 2024) for more information, according to the post.