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Departmental Divisions

Auditing

The Auditing Division conducts field and desk reviews of individual and business returns and records to verify accuracy of returns and amounts remitted.

Contacts

Dana Angell
Director
(304) 558-8532

Amy Pauley
Assistant Director
(304) 558-8532

Kevin Lanham
Assistant Director
(304) 558-8532

Director

Dana Angell

Dana Angell began her career with the State Tax Department in March of 1980 as a Tax Examiner 1. She rose through the ranks of the division as a Tax and Revenue Auditor II, then Tax and Revenue Auditor III, and in 2005 was promoted to Support unit Supervisor. She held this position for 2 years and then was promoted to Tax and Revenue Manager in 2007. Angell became Director of the Auditing Division in February 2008.

Angell attended the University of Virginia at Wise and obtained degrees in English, Business, and Public Administration in 1979.

Compliance

The Compliance section collects delinquent taxes that are due to the State of West Virginia in a professional and reasonable manner.

Contacts

Tom Moore
Director
(304) 558-8750

Pam Blethen
Assistant Director
(304) 558-8772

Rita Dunlap
Tax Unit Supervisor/LEADS and AMU
(304) 558-8761

Director

Thomas A Moore Jr.

Thomas A. Moore Jr. has been with the State Tax Department since 2001. He began his career with the Criminal Investigations Division. He has been an Investigator 1, Investigator 2, and Investigator 3 and served as Assistant Director of Criminal Investigations Division for five years. He was appointed Director of Criminal Investigations Division in 2011.

Moore was appointed to Acting Director of Compliance Division in 2014, serving a dual role for one year. He was then appointed as Director of Compliance Division in 2015.

Moore has a Bachelor of Science degree from West Virginia State College.

Regional Office Managers

Kimela Elmore
Beckley
(304) 256-6870

Shawn Mikeal
Charleston
(304) 558-7340

Kim Silvester
Clarksburg
(304) 627-2165

Tammy Castleman
Martinsburg
(304) 267-0020

Brenda Montgomery
Parkersburg
(304) 420-4573

Cherie Wise
Acting Tax Regional Manager
Wheeling
(304) 238-1150

Criminal Investigations

The Criminal Investigations Division investigates criminal violations of state tax laws.

Contacts

Randy Young
Director
(304) 558-8510

Victor Bonnett
Assistant Director
(304) 558-8510

Director

Randy Young

Randy Young was named director of the Criminal Investigations Division in 2015.

Before coming to the State Tax Department in 2012 as the division’s assistant director, he served in many roles of investigative work.

Young served in the Charleston Police Department from 1979 until retiring at the rank of Captain in 2005. He served in several capacities including detective, Assistant Chief of Detectives, Chief of Detectives and Investigative Services Bureau Chief. Young also served four years as a Task Force Agent with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Upon retirement from the CPD, he worked for the U.S. Marshall Service at the Federal Court House in Charleston from 2005-07. Young then went to the Division of Labor as an Undocumented Worker Inspector from 2007-2009 moving then to serve as an investigator for the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.

Information Technology

The Information Technology Division supports each of the other divisions by providing information technology services that benefit all.

Contacts

Kwasi Toombs
Director
(304) 741-8930

Mary Lipscomb
Acting Assistant Director
(304) 741-8917

David Lawson
Assistant Director
(304) 741-8915

Director

Kwasi C. Toombs

Kwasi C. Toombs is Director of Information Technology for the West Virginia State Tax Department.

Toombs is responsible for leading the State Tax Department’s information technology functions and establishing infrastructure to support and guide the department in computing and technology efforts. Toombs leads a team of talented IT professionals tasked with executing short and long term goals for the State of WV’s Tax applications and systems.

Toombs received an MBA in Business (2008) from the University of Charleston, and a master’s of science degree in Technology Management (2004) from Marshall University Graduate College, and a bachelor’s of business administration in Management Information Systems (2000) from Marshall University. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and ITIL v3. Toombs has also received formal training in Critical Chain Project Management, and held CCNA and CCDA certifications.

He is married to Yolanda Toombs, and they have two daughters.

Legal

The Legal Division provides legal advice, legal research, and representation before the Office of Tax Appeals and bankruptcy courts.

Contacts

Mark Morton
Director
(304) 558-5330

Richard Boyle
Attorney Supervisor
(304) 558-5330

Stephen B. Stockton
Attorney Supervisor
(304) 558-5330

Harry Yates
Disclosure Officer
(304) 558-5330

Eric Wilson
Bankruptcy Unit
(304) 558-5330

Director

Mark Morton

Mark Morton is General Counsel for the West Virginia Tax Department and Director of the Tax Department Legal Division.

He is a graduate of the West Virginia University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (accounting major), and a graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law.

He has been an attorney with the West Virginia Tax Department since 1983, and served as General Counsel for Revenue Operations since 1993 and Director of Legal Division since 2005.

Operations

The Operations Division encompasses a multitude of infrastructure-based functions, including budget, payroll, purchasing, human resources, building management, records retention, labor relations, fleet management and organizational security.

Contacts

David Fitzwater
Administrative Services Manager 2

Barry Williams
Building Manager
(304) 558-0763

Vickie Marcum
Purchasing Manager
(304) 558-0761

Property Tax

The Property Tax Division provides property appraisal services, systems training and support, and monitoring of statewide property tax administration so that property is appropriately taxed in proportion to its value.

Contacts

Travis Payne
Acting Director
(304) 558-0785

Frank Capehart
Acting Assistant Director
(304) 558-0371

Nita King
Appraisal Services
(304) 566-3085

Acting Director

Travis Payne

Travis Payne is the Acting Director of the Property Tax Division.

He began his career with the West Virginia State Tax Department in 2007 as a Taxpayer Services Representative. He most recently served as the Assistant Director of the Taxpayer Services Division.

He has previously served in the Property Tax Division as the Manager of the Mined Minerals/GIS unit and as Acting Assistant Director. Prior to joining the Department, he worked with the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department, Tax Division for 5 years.

Travis received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from West Virginia State University in 2002.

Research and Development

The Research and Development Division calculates revenue estimates and provides statistical reports.

Revenue

The Revenue Processing Division receives and deposits tax receipts into the State’s general and dedicated revenue funds, processes tax returns, updates and maintains electronic databases, and provides document and image archival and retrieval services for the State Tax Division.

Contacts

Brianna Walker
Director
(304)-558-8710

Kym Lowers
Assistant Director
(304)-558-8672

EFT Registration/Payment
(304)-558-8692

Director

Brianna Walker

Brianna Walker is the Director of the Revenue Division. She began her career with the State Tax Department in February of 2006 and worked her way through the ranks of the division before making the move to a Tax Audit Clerk in the Deposit and EFT area. She was eventually promoted to EFT/Business Registration Supervisor.

Walker was appointed Acting Assistant Director of the Revenue Division in 2015, serving a dual role for a year. She was then appointed as Acting Director of the division in 2016.

Walker earned her accounting degree from Colorado Tech University.

Tax Account Administration

The Tax Account Administration Division examines tax returns and other records for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with state tax laws.

Contacts

Stacy Acree
Director
(304) 558-8700

Vacant
Assistant Director
(304) 558-8700

Jeff Anderson
Assistant Director
(304) 558-8700

Cindy Dunbar
Assistant Director
(304) 558-8700

Melissa Clay
Tax Unit Supervisor, Sales and Use Tax
(304) 558-8512

Elizabeth McKenzie
Tax Unit Supervisor, Corporate/Franchise Tax
(304) 558-8634

Catherine Mitchell
Tax Unit Supervisor, Fuel Tax
(304) 558-8618

Sara Hughes
Tax Unit Supervisor, Withholding Tax
(304) 558-8644

Korey Skidmore
Tax Unit Supervisor, Personal Income Tax
(304) 558-8661

Cliff Wilkinson
Tax Unit Supervisor, Excise Tax Unit
(304) 558-8621

Barbara Stewart
Tax Unit Supervisor, Distributions Unit
(304)558-0363

Kenny Berry
Tax Unit Supervisor, Business Registration Unit
(304)558-8650

Director

Stacy Acree

Stacy L. Acree is the Director of Tax Account Administration Division.

She began her career with the West Virginia State Tax Department as an Assistant Director in 2014 with the Tax Account Administration Division. She was appointed Acting Director in September 2020, serving a dual role for 5 months prior to being appointed Director in February 2021.

Prior to joining the Department, Acree worked at the West Virginia Lottery for over 6 years as an Accountant/Auditor III and then Games Accounting Specialist IV. She also previously worked as an Assistant Auditor for the State of Ohio. She has more than 22 years of tax, auditing, and accounting experience and 15 years of local and state government experience.

Stacy received a MFAcc in Forensic Accounting (2016) from the University of Charleston. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Accounting (2006) from the University of Rio Grande.

Taxpayer Services

The Taxpayer Services Division provides accurate information and prompt assistance to the general public and tax practitioners through informational publications called TSDs, updates on the agency’s website and personal interaction with taxpayers.

Contacts

Shella Hogg
Director
(304) 558-2051

Nicole Grant
In-house Tax Unit Supervisor
(304) 558-2051

Taxpayer Assistance
(304) 558-3333

Director

Shella Hogg

Shella Hogg is the director of Taxpayer Services. She has 26 years of experience at the State Tax Department.

She began her career in the Taxpayer Services Division as a Taxpayer Service Representative. In 2006, she was appointed to serve as a Subject Matter Expert for the implementation of the integrated GenTax system (RAPIDS project). In 2011, she was appointed Executive Assistant to the Tax Commissioner and in 2015, she was appointed Assistant Director in Tax Account Administration Division for the Distributions and Production Support Unit.

She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Glenville State College.

Tax Information and Assistance: (304) 558-3333 or (800) 982-8297