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How to File a Virginia Tax Amendment

If you need to change or amend an accepted Virginia State Income Tax Return for the current or previous Tax Year you need to complete Form 760. Form 760 is a Form used for the Tax Return and Tax Amendment. You can prepare a 2020 Virginia Tax Amendment Form on eFile.com, however you can not submit it electronically. In comparison, the IRS requires a different Form - Form 1040X -to amend an IRS return (do not use Form 1040 for an IRS Amendment).

The IRS might send you a notification to change an error on your Return, or you might have discovered an error. If you or the IRS amended or changed one of your IRS Tax Return(s), the IRS will report this to the Virginia Tax Agency, thus you should file a Virginia Tax Amendment within one year.

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.
File a 2020 Virginia Tax Amendment
You can not eFile a VA Tax Amendment anywhere, except mail it in. However, you can prepare it here on eFile.com.
Option 1: Sign in to your eFile.com account, modify your Return and download/print the VA Form 760 under My Account. Mark the check box "Amended Return" sign the form and mail it to one of the addresses listed below.
Option 2: If you don't have an eFile.com account follow the step by step instruction on how to prepare a tax return/amendment.
Option 3: If you want to do the math on your own paper return then complete, sign VA Form 760 - Print, Mail the Form to VA Tax Department to:
Refund Amendment Return:
Virginia Department of Taxation
P.O. Box 1498
Richmond, VA 23218-1498
Tax Due Amendment Return
Virginia Department of Taxation
P.O. Box 760
Richmond, VA 23218-0760
VA Tax Amendment Form VA-760
This Form can be used to file an: Income Tax Return, Tax Amendment, Change of Address. Check the proper check box on the Form.
Step 1: Select the VA Form 760 by Tax Year below
Step 2: Sign, Mail Form 760 to one of the addresses listed above
Tax Year 2020 only: Prepare online on eFile.com until Oct. 15, 2021. When done Print, Sign and Mail in - not eFile - Your Tax Amendment, Address Change etc.
Important: After Oct. 15, 2021 you can complete and sign tax forms online here on eFile, before you download, print and mail them to the state tax agency - Form VA 760.
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.
Check Your VA Tax Amendment Status
1. Call the Virginia Department of Taxation at (804) 367-8031
2. Contact the VA Dep. of Taxation
Virginia Refund Deadlines
A. Three years from the due date of the original tax year return, including valid filing extensions.
B. One year from the final determination of the amended federal return or federal change, whichever is later, provided that the allowable refund is not more than the decrease in Virginia tax attributable to the federal change or correction.
C. Two years from the payment of an assessment, provided the amended return raises issues relating only to the prior assessment and the refund does not exceed the amount of tax paid on the prior assessment.
D. Two years from the filing of an amended Virginia return resulting in the payment of additional tax, provided that the current amended return raises issues relating solely to the prior amended return and that the refund does not exceed the amount of the tax payment made as a result of the prior amended return.
Additional Virginia Tax Income Taxes Deadlines
Virginia Income Tax Penalties
Find out how Virginia Late Filing and Late Payment Penalties are calculated.
For IRS Tax and Late Filing Penalties we have an easy to use tool: The PENALTYucator.
File an IRS Tax Amendment by Tax Year
Instructions on how to prepare an IRS Tax Amendment on eFile.com, however the IRS does not accept Tax Amendments electronically.