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How to File a Virginia Tax Amendment

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Virginia
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When Do I Need to File a Virginia Tax Amendment?

If you are due a refund, then you can receive it within 3 years of from the due date of the original tax return, which includes filing extensions. The Virginia Department of Taxation will issue a refund if you amended your federal return or a return from another state and amended your Virginia return within a year.

If the amended return brings up issues relevant to a prior amended return and it's filed within 2 years, the Virginia Department of Taxation will issue a refund if it doesn't exceed the amount of tax paid in the previous amended return. If the amended return brings up issues relevant to a prior assessment and it's filed within 2 years, then the Virginia Department of Taxation will issue an assessment if the refund is not greater than the amount paid in prior assessment.

How Do I Correct My Accepted Virginia Tax Return or File an Amended Virginia Tax Return?

If a federal tax return was amended by either the taxpayer or the IRS, or if another state's tax return was amended, and either of the amendments affect the Virginia state tax return, then a Virginia state tax amendment must be filed within a year.

Follow these instructions on how to prepare and file an amended Virginia tax return: 

  1. Download and fill out Form 760. 
  2. Print out the form and mail it to one of these addresses: Virginia Department of Taxation, P.O. Box 760, Richmond, Virginia 23218-0760 or Virginia Department of Taxation, P.O. Box 1498, Richmond, Virginia 23218-1498.

Virginia Tax Forms (Download, Complete, Print Out, and Mail)

To file a tax amendment, fill out Form 760, and make sure to bubble in the oval "Amended Return" in the Special Filing Circumstances section.

Form (Tax Year) Description
Form 760 (2016) Virginia Resident Form 760 Individual Income Tax Return
Form 760 (2015) Virginia Resident Form 760 Individual Income Tax Return
Form 760 (2014) Virginia Resident Form 760 Individual Income Tax Return
Form 760 (2013) Virginia Resident Form 760 Individual Income Tax Return
Form 760 (2012) Virginia Resident Form 760 Individual Income Tax Return
Form 760 (2011) Virginia Resident Form 760 Individual Income Tax Return

How Do I Check the Status of My Virginia State Tax Amendment?

You can call the Virginia Department of Taxation at (804) 367-8031.

What Are the Penalties, Interest, and Fees Associated with Amended Virginia Tax Returns?

The state of Virginia has penalties for underpayment of tax(extension penalty), late filing penalty and late payment penalty.

The late filing penalty is 6% per month accrued from the due date of the return to the filing date of the return and will not exceed 30%. To avoid a late filing penalty, you must file a return no more than 6 months after the due date.

A late payment penalty is 6% per month accrued from the due date of the return to the filing date of the return and will not exceed 30%. There is no late payment penalty for any month where a late filing penalty is applied.

Where Do I Mail My Virginia Tax Amendment? - Virginia Mailing Address:

If a tax payment in form of a check or money order is attached to the form being mailed, then mail to:

Virginia Department of Taxation
P.O. Box 760
Richmond, Virginia 23218-0760

If no payment is attached, then mail to:

Virginia Department of Taxation
P.O. Box 1498
Richmond, Virginia 23218-1498

Virginia Department of Taxation Phone Number: (804) 367-8031

Virginia Department of Taxation

Where Do I Find More Virginia Income Tax Information?

How Do I Just File My Virginia Tax Return?

Where is my Virginia State Tax Refund?

Virginia Tax Extension

Virginia State Taxes

What If I Need to Fix My Accepted Federal Tax Return?

Learn how to amend your IRS taxes.