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Virginia Income Taxes and VA State Tax Forms

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Virginia
"Old Dominion"

Start Federal and Virginia Tax Returns

Your Virginia Income Tax Return

Efile.com makes it easy for you to e-file your state tax return (e.g resident, nonresident, or part-year resident returns). However, the IRS and the respective state tax agencies require you to e-file a federal income tax return at the same time you efile a state tax return. This is not an efile.com policy but an IRS and state agency policy. Many taxpayers have asked how they can only prepare and file a state income tax return. The efile.com tax application lets you prepare a state tax return only, however you cannot efile the state return upon completion. Instead, you will have to download the completed state tax return as a PDF file, print it, sign it, and mail it to the respective state - the address is on the PDF file. Find more detailed instructions on how to prepare and file a state only return on efile.com.

2018 Virginia Income Tax Filing Deadlines

Deadline
Type of Filing
Description
May 1, 2019
Tax Return - efileIT*
Virginia State Income Tax Return Due Date.
May 1, 2019
Tax Extension
Virginia Automatic Extension. Details below.
November 1, 2019
Tax Return - efileIT*
Last day to efile a 2018 Virginia State Income Tax Return for tax extension filers and late efilers.
Now
Requires an accepted 2018 or previous year Virginia State Tax Return.
State Tax Returns
Select respective State Tax Return Deadlines.
Federal Tax Returns
IRS Tax Return Deadlines.

E-File These 2018 Virginia State Tax Forms

Prepare and efile these state forms for 2018 in conjunction with your federal and state income tax return. As you proceed through the tax interview on efile.com, the application will select the correct state forms for you. You can also select tax forms individually. All these forms will then be e-filed by you to the state tax agency. Instructions on how to only prepare a state income tax return.

Form/Schedule
Description
efileIT Now*
Form 301
Enterprise Zone Credit
Form 760
Resident Individual Income Tax Return
Form 760C
Underpayment of Estimated Tax
Form 760ES
Estimated Income Tax Payment Vouchers
Form 760-PMT
Payment Coupon
Form 760PY
Part-Year Resident Income Tax Return
Form 763
Nonresident Income Tax Return
Schedule ADJ
Schedule of Adjustments
Schedule CR
Credit Computation Schedule for Forms 760, 760PY, 763 and 765
Schedule OSC
Credit for Tax Paid to Another State
Virginia State Personal Exemption Worksheet
Cannot be efiled.


* Due to IRS and state tax agency tax data sharing and validation requirements, you can only e-file a state income tax return while also e-filing a federal income tax return. This is not an efile.com created policy, but all online tax web sites have to adhere to this IRS/state issued tax data sharing policy. Find out how to only prepare and file a state tax return. Only on efile.com can you prepare and efile unlimited state tax returns for one low price. Most other sites charge a per state price.

Virginia efile Error Codes

If your Virginia state return was rejected by the state and not efile.com, 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.

How To File a Virginia Tax 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, 2019. 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, 2019.

To avoid the penalty for late payment, you must pay at least 90% of what you owe by May 1, 2019. 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 canceled and a late filing penalty of 30% will be applied to the balance of tax due with the return.

Important: Do you need to prepare and e-file an IRS or federal tax extension as well?

How to File a Virginia Tax Amendment

Amended Virginia tax returns can only be mailed; they cannot be efiled. Learn how to file a Virginia tax amendment.

Important Reminder! If you are filing a Virginia tax amendment, you may need to file a federal tax amendment as well.

2017 Tax Year Virginia Tax Forms

Virginia state tax forms for previous Tax Years cannot be prepared and e-filed during the current tax season. You will need to print, fill out, and mail the forms to the Virginia Department of Revenue.

Form/Schedule
Description
Enterprise Zone Credit
Resident Income Tax Return
Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Individuals, Estates, and Trusts
Estimated Income Tax Payment Vouchers
Payment Coupon
Part-Year Resident Income Tax Return
Nonresident Income Tax Return
Schedule of Adjustments
Credit Computation Schedule for Forms 760, 760PY, 763 and 765
Credit for Tax Paid to Another State

2016 Tax Year Virginia Tax Forms

Virginia state tax forms for previous Tax Years cannot be prepared and e-filed during the current tax season. You will need to print, fill out, and mail the forms to the Virginia Department of Revenue.

Form/Schedule
Description
Enterprise Zone Credit
Resident Income Tax Return
Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Individuals, Estates, and Trusts
Estimated Income Tax Payment Vouchers
Payment Coupon
Part-Year Resident Income Tax Return
Nonresident Income Tax Return
Schedule of Adjustments
Credit Computation Schedule for Forms 760, 760PY, 763 and 765
Credit for Tax Paid to Another State

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 $17,001 and above

The income amounts are doubled for married couples filing jointly.

VA Sales Tax

Virginia has a state sales tax rate of 4.3% and an additional local sales tax rate of 1%, for a total of 5.3% 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

Virginia holds one annual sales tax holiday. During this holiday, 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 2019. It will be updated as the dates become available.

Sales Tax Holiday
Sales Tax Holiday Items Included
February 2019
  • Clothing and footwear - $100 or less per item
  • School supplies - $20 or less per item
  • Portable generators - $1,000 or less per item
  • Gas-powered chain saws - $350 or less per item
  • Chainsaw accessories-$60 or less per item
  • Other Hurricane/emergency preparedness items - $60 or less per item
  • 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 Virginia Tax Fact:

If you are claiming the standard deduction on your federal tax return, you must also claim the standard deduction on your Virginia return.

Virginia State Tax Agency Contacts

You can contact the Virginia Department of Taxation at 804-367-8031.

For more information on Virginia state income taxes, you can visit the website of The Virginia Department of Revenue.

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