KEYSER - Mineral County residents will now join the citizens in several other counties in West Virginia in being able to pay their real estate and personal taxes online.

By Jean Braithwaite
Tribune Correspondent
KEYSER - Mineral County residents will now join the citizens in several other counties in West Virginia in being able to pay their real estate and personal taxes online.
Sheriff Jeremy Taylor was present at the Mineral County Commission meeting Jan. 12  to give an update on the process of online tax payments, and he said, “More of a demand for this type of service is wanted.”
He gave the web address of wvpropertytaxes.com, and he added the site is “self-explanatory,” in following the directions, while citizens will be able “walk through the instructions.”
Taylor said there is one issue during the online tax payment procedure which the public should be aware of, and that deals with the payment area.
He said, “Once the credit card information is put it, do not press the back button,” adding that pushing that button will cause a double payment to be charged to the credit card.
“There is no online warning about pressing the back button,” Taylor said, and the added charge to the credit card may take weeks to have the correction processed.
Taylor also wanted to explain that added fees will be charged for online payment and according to the usage contract a minimum of $2 will be charged, along with a 2.5 percent fee and if using a debit card, a charge of $3.95 will be applicable.
He said that online tax payment is “a good thing,” and those having delinquent taxes may also pay those online, however, additional fees may apply.
Commission president Jerry Whisner said the online way to pay taxes has been “a long time coming,” and Drew Brubaker, county coordinator, said that this particular tax payment choice “will be beneficial for some citizens.”
It is expected that out-of- county or out-of-state people who own property in Mineral County may use this site instead of making a trip to the county courthouse to pay their taxes.