\r\n\r\nIn keeping with continued efforts to save money, the West Virginia State Tax Department has ceased mailing copies of the 1099-G and 1099-INT statements that the agency has filed with the Internal Revenue Service.\r\n\r\nInstead, taxpayers may now download these statements electronically through the department\u2019s secure online portal at https:\/\/mytaxes.wvtax.gov. Users will be required to click the Retrieve Electronic 1099 link on MyTaxes and provide identifying information to access the 1099 form they need.\r\n\r\nA 1099-G form shows the amount of refund sent to taxpayers. The 1099-INT form is used to report the amount of interest paid on a refund to the taxpayer.\u00a0 The 1099-G is used by taxpayers who itemize deductions on their federal return and the 1099-INT is used to identify additional income that must be reported for income tax purposes.\r\n\r\nTaxpayers who do not have online access may call the 1099-G and 1099-INT Hotline and leave their name and address to have a form mailed to their address. Taxpayers should call the number associated with the first letter of their last name.\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li>A-F: 304-558-8539<\/li>\r\n \t<li>G-M: 304-558-8540<\/li>\r\n \t<li>N-Z: 304-558-8541<\/li>\r\n<\/ul>\r\nTax Commissioner Dale W. Steager said the team at the tax department is continuously looking for ways to reduce costs and this new effort will save the taxpayers more than $80,000 in mailing costs.\r\n\r\n\u201cWith budgetary constraints as they are, we strive to find ways to serve taxpayers in an efficient, cost-effective manner. Technology is going to continue to play a significant role in our efforts,\u201d Steager said.