StateJournal in West Virginia reports Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin authorized tax relief to flood victims of two additional counties, bringing to eleven the number of counties included. The executive order suspends the consumer sales and service tax and the use tax on purchases that would “substantially improve efforts to provide needed housing” to victims of the late Feb. 2012 floods. Purchases exempt from the taxes include manufactured homes, house trailers, modular homes, and certain building materials and supplies. MHProNews.com has learned the order also suspends the taxes on purchases related to the restoration of housing damaged due to the floods. “Storm-damaged communities around the state continue to rebuild and therefore, we must provide needed tax relief to help them move forward,” says Tomblin.
(Photo credit: WSAZ-TV—Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin)