Deadline approaches for filing, payment of Individual Income Tax in Virginia

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) – The deadline for Virginians to file and pay their Individual Income Tax.

That date is Monday, May 17.

“This year, the typical May 1 filing and payment deadline was extended by a few weeks to match the new IRS deadline. We are, as always, encouraging you to file electronically and request a refund, if you have one coming, via direct deposit.”

Craig M. Burns, Virginia Tax Commissioner

Generally, the processing of an electronically-filed return takes up to four weeks – double that time for a return filed by paper.

However, due to COVID-19 protocols in place, it will likely take longer for a paper return to maneuver through the system.

Other important details to remember:

  • As a result of this year’s extension, no penalties or interest will apply as long as a return is filed and full payment is made by Monday, May 17.
  • If your income was $72,000 or less in 2020, you are eligible to file your state taxes for free.
  • If you miss the filing deadline, Virginia has an automatic six-month filing extension. No application is required. You also still need to pay any taxes owed on time to avoid additional penalties and interest.
  • If you need to make a payment, you have several easy-to-use options available including online, direct deposit, check or money order and credit or debit card though both incur an additional fee.

To check on the status of your Virginia return, create an online account with the Virginia Department of Taxation by clicking here. By doing so, you can track your return or your refund.

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