Individual Income Tax Filing extension deadline approaches for Virginia residents

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A W9 tax form with File an Extension written on a yellow sticky note.

RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) – Virginia Tax is reminding taxpayers that if you have not yet filed your individual income taxes for 2020, the automatic six-month filing extension deadline is quickly approaching.

That deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 17.

“Like last year, we encourage taxpayers to file electronically and to request a refund, if you have one coming, via direct deposit. Generally, it takes up to four weeks to process an electronically-filed return, and up to eight weeks to process a paper return. However, due to COVID-19 protocols in place, it will likely take even longer for a paper return to move through the system.”

Craig Burns, Tax Commissioner

Some other aspects of the upcoming deadline include:

  • If your income was $72,000 or less in 2020, you are eligible to file your taxes for free.
  • If you do not need to make a payment, you ahve several easy-to-use options available including online, deposit directly into your bank account, check or money order; and credit or debit card, both of which incur an additional fee.
  • For secure, online self-service, you can create and log onto an online individual account which allows you to track your return or refund.
  • You can also check the status of your refund by calling 804-367-2486 or use the Where’s My Refund application on the Virginia Tax website.

If you have any questions about your return and need more information, visit the Virginia Tax website or contact the Virginia Tax Customer Service hotline at 804-367-8031.

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