WV Senate votes to allow lottery to take prize money from winner - WOWK 13 Charleston, Huntington WV News, Weather, Sports

WV Senate votes to allow lottery to take prize money from winners with tax debts

Posted: Updated:
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Sistersville Woman Crowned Mrs. West Virginia, Will Compete for National Title

    Sistersville Woman Crowned Mrs. West Virginia, Will Compete for National Title

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 4:17 AM EDT2014-07-15 08:17:38 GMT
    A Sistersville mother, wife, and soon-to-be teacher, holds another very impressive title as she gets ready to take on the competition on a national stage.Mrs. West Virginia, Melissa Smith, will compete for the title of "Mrs.United States," in September. Smith travels throughout the state right now helping to push her platform. "Right now, I'm very focused on improving literacy education. I'm going to be an elementary school teacher and I have been traveling throughout West Virginia reading to...
    A Sistersville mother, wife, and soon-to-be teacher, holds another very impressive title as she gets ready to take on the competition on a national stage.Mrs. West Virginia, Melissa Smith, will compete for the title of "Mrs.United States," in September. Smith travels throughout the state right now helping to push her platform. "Right now, I'm very focused on improving literacy education. I'm going to be an elementary school teacher and I have been traveling throughout West Virginia reading to...
  • Federal judge in Martinsburg, West Virginia, sends 10 to prison for violating probation

    Federal judge in Martinsburg, West Virginia, sends 10 to prison for violating probation

    Sunday, July 6 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-07-06 15:00:12 GMT
    Nine Martinsburg, West Virginia, residents and another from Keyser were sentenced to federal prison for breaking the law while they were on supervised release or probation.
    Nine Martinsburg, West Virginia, residents and another from Keyser were sentenced to federal prison for breaking the law while they were on supervised release or probation.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -

 

The West Virginia Senate passed a bill that would allow the state tax department to confiscate the prizes of lottery winners who are delinquent on their taxes.

The bill passed unanimously March 26 would allow the lottery director to take any winnings that are owed in back taxes and forward them directly to the state tax department.

If a prize is larger than the amount owed, the tax department would only take a portion of the prize. The bill also authorizes the tax department to share tax information with the lottery director for the purposes of determining what is owed.

The bill would become effective in 2014 and would not apply to lottery prizes won this year.
Revenue officials estimate the measure would recoup $250,000 annually.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.