(b) Withholding exemptions. -- For purposes of this section:
(1) An employee shall be entitled to the same number of West Virginia withholding exemptions as the number of withholding exemptions to which he or she is entitled for federal income tax withholding purposes. An employer may rely upon the number of federal withholding exemptions claimed by the employee, except where the employee claims a higher number of West Virginia withholding exemptions.
(2) With respect to any taxable year beginning after the thirty-first day of December, one thousand nine hundred eighty-six, the amount of each West Virginia exemption shall be two thousand dollars whether the individual is a resident or nonresident.
(c) Exception for certain nonresidents. -- If the income tax law of another state of the United States or of the District of Columbia results in its residents being allowed a credit under section forty sufficient to offset all taxes required by this article to be withheld from wages of an employee, the tax commissioner may by regulation relieve the employers of such employees from withholding requirements of this article with respect to such employees.
(d) Effective date. -- The provisions of this section, as amended in the year one thousand nine hundred ninety-six, shall apply to all taxable years or portions thereof beginning after the thirtieth day of June, one thousand nine hundred ninety-six.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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