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Virginia State Income Tax Return Forms

Virginia State Income Taxes for Tax Year 2020  (January 1 - Dec. 31, 2020) can be prepared and e-Filed now along with an IRS or Federal Income Tax Return (or you can learn how to only prepare and file a VA state return). The latest deadline for Virginia State Income Tax Returns is May 1, 2021.

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The 2020 Virginia State Income Tax Return for Tax Year 2020 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2020) can be e-Filed together with the IRS Income Tax Return by April 15, 2021. If you file a tax extension you can e-File your Taxes until October 15, 2021, and Nov. 1, 2021 if you file by mail without a late filing penalties.

Tip: File on time, even if you can't pay on time, as the late filing penalties are higher than the late payment penalties.  Estimate your possible IRS penalties by using our free PENALTYucator tool.

eFile.com makes it easy for you to e-file your IRS and Virginia 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 e-file a State Tax Return. This is not an eFile.com policy but an IRS and State Agency policy. Though you cannot e-File a Virginia Tax Return anywhere - not just eFile.com - without also e-filing the associated IRS Tax Return, you can still file only your state return; read on for the good news. 

Find detailed instructions on how you can only prepare and mail in - not eFile - a Virginia 2020 Tax Return - here via eFile.com. However, you must complete and sign the forms online on eFile.com before you download/print and mail the forms to the Virginia Tax Agency. You can find Virginia mailing addresses here. 

Prepare only a VA State Return without an IRS return. Details
Step by Step instructions on how to only Prepare and Download - not eFile - State Returns on eFile.com.
Where Is Your Virginia Tax Refund Money
Step 1: Sign into your eFile.com account and check acceptance by the Tax Agency.
Step 2: Check your Virginia Tax Refund Status.
Where is Your IRS Refund?
Step 1: Sign into your eFile.com account and check acceptance by the IRS.
Step 2: Check your IRS Tax Refund Status.
Virginia Income Tax Extension
Virginia Income Tax Amendment
How to correct a rejected Tax Return
If your VA Tax Return was rejected by the VA Tax Agency - not eFile.com - instructions on how to correct a rejected Virginia Tax Return.
How to Pay Income Taxes
Virginia, IRS Late Filing, Tax Payment Penalties
1. Extension based late tax payment penalty: A: 2% per month. Maximum penalty 12% of Taxes due.
B. Avoid this penalty if you pay up to 90% of the final Virginia Taxes owed by May 1 of the Tax Year.
2. Late Filing Penalty: Applies if no tax return is eFiled after the six month extension period: 6% per month from Nov. 1 until the return is filed or the maximum penalty of 30% has accrued.
3. Late Payment Penalty: Applies if you filed your return by the due date of Nov. 1, but did not pay all or part of your taxes due: 6% per month, with a maximum penalty of 30%.
Contact the Virginia Dep. of Taxation to apply for a Waiver of Penalty. For Penalty amounts over $2,000 you can request and file Offer in Compromise.
4. IRS Penalties: Calculate and Estimate your potential IRS Income Tax Return Penalties.
VA Tax Return Mailing Addresses
Find various Virginia Mailing Addresses for tax returns, tax amendments, and tax payments. 
Virginia Income Tax Brackets
Virginia Income Tax Forms
Virginia Unemployment Benefits
Unemployment benefits are not subject to Virginia income taxes.


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2020 Virginia Income Tax Filing Deadlines by Tax Year

The majority of deadlines listed here are for Tax Year 2020. Some apply to upcoming Tax Years and some are IRS or Federal deadlines.

May 1, 2021
Tax Year 2020
Income Tax Return
Prepare and e-File an IRS (Due Date April 15, 2021) and Virginia State Income Tax Return (Due Date May 1, 2021) until October 15, 2021. - eFileIT*
May 1, 2021
2020 Income Tax Extension
October 15, 2021
Tax Year 2020
Income Tax Return after the automatic May 1, 2021 Virginia Tax Extension
Last day to e-File a 2020 Virginia State Income Tax Return for Tax Extension Filers and late eFilers. You can only e-File (to file by paper see below) Virginia Income Tax Return together with an IRS Tax Return. eFileIT*
November 1, 2021 via mail-in Forms.
Forms incl. Mailing Address are listed below.
Tax Year 2020
Income Tax Return after the automatic May 1, 2021 Virginia Tax Extension
Deadline for taxpayers who got an automatic VA Tax Extension to file their Virginia Income Tax Return by mail-in Forms - the Forms incl. mailing addresses are listed below - is Nov. 1, 2021. (Optionally, the eFileIT* deadline is Oct. 15, 2021). Instructions on how to only - without the IRS return - prepare and file a Virginia State Income Tax Return on eFile.com.
Tax Amendment for all Tax Years
IRS Due Dates
IRS Tax Return, Extension, Amendment Deadlines
2021, 2022, etc.
Other State Tax Return, Extension, Amendment Deadlines
Select respective State Tax Return Deadlines.
2021, 2022, etc.
IRS Federal Income Tax Return, Amendment, Extension Deadlines
May 1, 2024
2020 Virginia Income Tax Return Refund.
IRS Tax Return Refund Claim Deadline
The last day to file - you will not face late filing penalties - and claim your 2020 Virginia Income Tax Return Refund. This deadline does not apply if you owe 2020 Income Taxes.

E-File These 2020 Virginia State Tax Forms

Prepare and e-File these state forms for 2020 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.

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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
Extension Payment Voucher Form. (You can make Tax Payments online and not have to mail in a Payment Voucher 760IP.)  See below.
Determines your paycheck VA Tax Withholding amount per employer.
Step 1: Complete and submit to your employer(s).
Step 2: Estimate, Calculate your IRS Tax Withholding now.

* 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. You can however prepare all 44 State Income Tax Returns on eFile.com if you have already e-Filed or filed your IRS return. Instructions on how you can ONLY prepare and file State Income Tax Return(s). Only on eFile.com can you prepare, file or e-file unlimited State Tax Returns for one low price and not pay for each State return like you would do on H&R Block® vs. TurboTax®. Dare to Compare Now.

Automatic Virginia Income Tax Extension

If you expect a tax refund, you won't face any late filing penalties.  However, Virginia grants all taxpayers an automatic 6-month extension (which means you do not file an extension in Virginia) of time to file penalty free beyond the May 1, 2021 due date. The extended e-File deadline is Oct. 15, 2021 and the Virginia paper filing due date is November 1, 2021. Keep in mind however, a Virginia or IRS tax extension does not extend the due date to pay owed taxes or income tax liabilities penalty free.

If you owe Virginia and/or IRS income taxes and don't pay them by Tax Day, you will be charged Virginia and IRS late tax payment penalties. Calculate and estimate IRS late payment penalties. If you expect to owe taxes, and you are going to take advantage of the Virginia automatic extension of time to file, you should still pay what you owe and submit an online Payment Form 760IP (make sure you have your bank routing and account numbers to complete the form fields) or complete and mail a paper Form 760IP to the Form 760IP mailing address below (write your Social Security number and the tax payment period on the check).

The state will waive late penalties, interest, or addition to tax if taxes are paid by June 1. For filing returns, the state has an automatic six-month extension. To avoid the Virginia penalty for late payment, you must pay at least 90% of what you owed by May 1, 2021. 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.

The extended IRS/Virginia eFile deadline is Oct. 15, 2021 - eFileIT*. If you plan to file or mail-in a Virginia tax return on paper - the Forms and Mailing Address are below - your due date is November 1, 2021.

Virginia State Tax Payment Options
You can select one of these payment options either after you have e-filed or filed your 2020 Virginia Tax Return. Alternatively, you can pay Virginia income taxes here prior to filing (e.g in the case of an extension). Plus, you can make online Virginia tax estimate payments for next tax year. If you eFiled your taxes and pay online, you do not have to send in Virginia paper forms (e.g. payer tax return, extension form, or tax estimate form). 
Create an account with Virginia Tax Online Services to submit your payment. Make sure you have a copy of your most recently filed and accepted Virginia Tax Return when you create your account. If you already have an account, log into your account and select the "Return Payment (760-PMT)" option.
Check the status of your direct payment
This is a free option if you want to pay your taxes owed via your bank account.
Submit a tax payment through the state tax agency's Paymentus site. When you're on the site, select the "Individual Tax Return Payments" option, then follow the on-screen prompts to enter and submit your information (e.g. SSN, Tax Year, Form Type, Filing Status).
Use this payment option if you want to pay your tax payment via your credit or debit card. There is an additional service fee added to each payment you submit with your card.
Check or Money Order with Form 760-PMT
Complete voucher Form 760-PMT (or Form 760-PFF if you're a farmer, fisherman, or merchant seaman) and attach it to your check or money order payable to "Virginia Department of Taxation". Write your Social Security number and the tax payment period on the check. Mail them to the Form 760-PMT or Form 760-PFF address below.
Use this payment option if you wish to submit your payment via check or money order in the mail. 
Estimated Tax Payment Options
Choose one of these options: 1) Create an account with Virginia Tax Online Services to submit your estimated payment (or if you already have an account, log into your account and choose "Estimated tax payment (760ES)". In your account, you can schedule all 4 of your quarterly payments in advance, enter and save your bank information, view your account history, and receive confirmation that the state tax agency accepted your payment. 2) Pay via ACH credit by sending tax payments from your bank account to Virginia Tax's bank account. Contact your bank to make arrangements with them to credit the Virginia Tax's bank account with funds from your bank account. Your bank will inform you about the ACH services it offers and any related costs. 3) Pay via credit or debit card through Paymentus (choose the "Individual Estimated Tax Payments" options). Be aware that a service fee is added to each payment you submit with your card. 4) Complete voucher Form 760ES. Attach a check or money order for the tax period payable to "Virginia Department of Taxation". Write your Social Security numbers and the tax period on the check or money order. Mail the voucher and check/money order to the Form 760ES address here.
Use one of these payment options if you want to submit estimated taxes rather than submit all your taxes owed at once. 
Many of these online IRS tax payment options can be used before or after you e-Filed your Income Taxes. You can pay tax extension and tax estimate payments. For estimate payments, you do not have to submit a form. Extension you can eFile on eFile.com for free.
These payment options are independent from you preparing and eFiling your tax returns on eFile.com. eFile.com offers these payment options for the convenience of all tax payers.


Virginia Tax Return, Amendment, etc. Mailing Addresses
Addresses to mail Virginia Tax Returns, Amendments, Extensions, or Tax Payments.
VA Tax Return or Amended Tax Return: Address if you expect a Tax Refund on your Tax Return
Virginia Department of Taxation
P.O. Box 1498
Richmond, VA 23218-1498
VA Tax Return or Amended Return: Address if you owe Taxes and include payment.
Virginia Department of Taxation
P.O. Box 760
Richmond, VA 23218-0760
VA Tax Extension: Address if you owe Taxes and include payment. Tax Extension Payments, include Voucher Form 760IP. Tip: Make Tax Payments online and you will not have to mail in the Payment Voucher 760IP.  See above.
Virginia Department of Taxation
P.O. Box 760
Richmond, VA 23218-0760
Payment Coupon for tax payments by farmers, fishermen, and merchant seaman include voucher Form 760-PFF
Virginia Department of Taxation
P.O. Box 1478
Richmond, VA 23218-1478
VA Tax Payment: include voucher Form 760-PMT
Virginia Department of Taxation
P.O. Box 1478
Richmond, VA 23218-1478
VA Tax Estimate Payments: include Tax year 2020 Form 760ES.
Virginia Department of Taxation
P.O. Box 1478
Richmond, VA 23218-1478


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