Personal Property is assessed at 60% of the loan value from the NADA (National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) book as mandated by the State Tax Commissioner. Examples include cars, trucks, motorcycles, ATV’s, motor homes, campers, boats trailers etc. State law requires that residents pay yearly taxes on these types of property even if such property is not licensed but still titled with the DMV (Dept. of Motor Vehicles). West Virginia law requires property to be assessed at 60% of the market value, the computer takes 60% of the loan value and applies the appropriate levy rate.
DO NOT LIST LEASED VEHICLES. Most leasing companies send a rendition of all leased vehicles to our office each July. Verify with your leasing company who is responsible for rendering your vehicle for taxation. This will prevent double assessments.
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