Executive Order N. 9-88 exempts one vehicle of persons on ACTIVE military duty July 1st of the last year of taxation, if the taxpayer’s duty station is located outside of West Virginia and the exempted vehicle is in the taxpayer’s possession. A copy of your military order must be presented to qualify.
The “Soldiers and Sailors’ Civil Relief Act of 1940” applies to a non-resident of West Virginia when the non-resident is assigned to a duty station located in West Virginia. The Act exempts the non-resident from property taxation on all non-commercial personal property owned in whole or in part by the non-resident.
Example: If the DMV requires a 2012 Personal Property receipt, you must have been ACTIVE military on July 1, 2011.