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Prepare and efile Your Virginia Tax Return

The efile.com tax software makes it easy for you to efile your state tax return and use the correct state tax forms. Prepare and efile your Virginia state tax return (resident, nonresident, or part-year resident) and Federal tax return together or separately at efile.com. View the federal filing requirements to see if you need to file a federal income tax return.

Virginia Income Tax Filing Deadline

The regular deadline to file a Virginia state income tax return is May 1.

Tax Deadline DateType of Income Tax ReturnFiling Deadline / Due Date Description
May 1, 2014 2013 Virginia State Tax Return Due date for Virginia State Income Tax Returns - income tax filing deadline
May 1, 2014 2013 Virginia State Tax 3Extension Due date for Virginia automatic extensions
November 1, 2014 2013 Virginia State Tax Return Last day to efile a 2013 Virginia State Income Tax Return for tax extension filers and late efilers

View all state tax return filing deadlines here.

Find federal income tax return filing deadlines here.

Virginia State Tax Forms that Can Be efiled

efile.com supports all of the forms that Virginia allows to be efiled. You can efile any of the following Virginia state tax forms:

Form/ScheduleDescriptionCan I efile this form?
Form VA Adjusted Gross Income Split Worksheet













Form VA Part-Year Resident Personal Exemption Exception
Form VA - Schedule A Itemized/Standard Deduction from Federal
Form 301 Enterprise Zone Credit
Form 760/PY/763  Additional Filing Information
Form 760/PY/763   Payments 
Form 760/PY/763   Military Spouse Qualification  
Form 760/PY/763  Residency and Filing Status 
Form 760C Underpayment of Estimated Tax
Schedule ADJ  Schedule of Adjustments
Schedule CR Credit Computation-Parts 1-10, 11-18E, 19-107
Schedule CR Credit Computation Schedule (Refundable Credits)
Schedule OSC Credit for Tax Paid to Another State

Virginia State Tax Forms that Cannot Be efiled

Virginia State Withholding Form

FormDescription
Form VA-4 Virginia State Personal Exemption Worksheet

VA Tax Extensions 

Form/DescriptionInstructions

VA Tax Extension

(No form; VA grants an automatic extension)

Virginia grants all taxpayers an automatic 6-month extension of time to file (not to pay). The extended tax return due date is November 1.You do not need to file a form to get a Virginia state tax extension.

If you expect to owe taxes, and you are going to take advantage of the automatic extension of time to file, you should still pay what you owe and submit an Extension Payment Form 760IP before May 1.

To avoid the penalty for late payment, you must pay at least 90% of what you owe by May 1. If you file later than 6 months after the original filing deadline, you will be penalized for failing to file as well as for failing to pay.

An extension penalty of 2% per month (to a maximum of 12%) will apply to the balance of tax due with your return, from the original tax return deadline through the date of filing. If you file your return within the extension period but do not pay the full balance of tax due with your return, the balance due will be subject to a late payment penalty of 6% per month from the date of filing through the date of payment, to a maximum of 30%. The late payment penalty will be assessed in addition to any extension penalty that may apply. If you file your tax return more than six months after the original due date, the extension will be cancelled and a late filing penalty of 30% will be applied to the balance of tax due with the return.

VA Tax Amendments

Amended Virginia tax returns cannot be efiled; they can only be filed by mail. Learn how to prepare and file a Virginia state tax amendment.

Important Reminder! If you need to file a Virginia tax amendment, then you may also need to file a federal tax amendment.

Previous Tax Year VA State Tax Forms

Virginia state tax forms for previous Tax Years cannot be prepared and efiled online. You will need to print, fill out, and mail the forms to the Virginia Department of Taxation. 

Past Year Forms: Tax Year 2012 Virginia Tax Forms (Print, Fill Out, and Mail)

Form 301  Enterprise Zone Credit
Form 760  Resident Income Tax Return
Form 760C Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Individuals, Estates, and Trusts
Form 760ES Estimated Income Tax Payment Vouchers
Form 760F Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Farmers and Fishermen
Form 760-PMT Payment Coupon
Form 760PY  Part-Year Resident Income Tax Return
Form 763 Nonresident Income Tax Return
Schedule ADJ  Schedule of Adjustments (Additions, Subtractions, Deductions, Virginia Earned Income Credit, Voluntary Contributions)
Schedule CR Credit Computation Schedule
Schedule OSC Credit for Tax Paid to Another State

Where's My Refund? - Check Your Virginia State Tax Refund Status

If you efile a Virginia tax return, your refund will generally be processed in 1 week. Allow 4 weeks if you filed on paper.

You can check the official status of your VA tax refund online.

VA efile Error Codes

If your Virginia state return was rejected, you will receive an error reject code. If you prepared and efiled your return on efile.com, we will provide you with an explanation of how to correct the error on your return. You may then resubmit your state return at no additional charge until it is accepted by the state.

View a list of all Virginia State efile Income Tax Return Error Reject Codes.


Virginia Tax Facts

VA Income Tax:

Individual income is taxed across four tax brackets at four graduated tax rates:

  • 2% for the first $3,000 of taxable income
  • 3% for income between $3,001 and $5,000
  • 5% for income between $5,001 and $17,000
  • 5.75% for income above $17,000 ($17,001 and over)

The income amounts are doubled for married couples filing jointly.

VA Sales Tax:

Virginia has a state sales tax rate of 4% and an additional local sales tax rate of 1%, for a total of 5% for most goods and services. Certain food items are taxed at a reduced rate of 2.5% (1.5% state and 1% local). Many non-prescription drugs and medicines are exempt from sales tax. There is an extra $0.50 tax on each purchase of a pre-paid wireless phone service.

More information on Virginia Sales Tax

VA Sales Tax Holiday:

Alabama holds three annual sales tax holidays. During these holidays, certain items are exempt from Virginia sales tax. However, the VA consumer will only receive the tax exemption if a specific total spending limit is met.

Refer to the chart below for all Virginia sales tax holidays for 2014.

Sales Tax Holiday DatesSales Tax Holiday Items Included
May 25-31, 2014
  • Gas-powered chain saws-$350 or less
  • Portable generators - $1,000 or less
  • Other Hurricane/emergency preparedness items-$60 or less
August 1-3, 2014
  • Clothing and footwear - $100 or less
  • School supplies - $20 or less
October 10-13, 2014
  • Energy Star & WaterSense qualified products - $2,500 or less (noncommercial home or personal use)

VA Personal Property Tax:

There is no Virginia state tax on personal property, but real estate and tangible personal property is taxed locally.

Odd Tax Fact:

The state of Virginia taxes intangible personal property... at a rate of 0%, set by the VA General Assembly in 1984.

VA State Tax Agency:

For more information, you can visit the website of The Virginia Department of Taxation.

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