Virginia Income Taxes and VA State Tax Forms

Start Federal and Virginia Tax Returns

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.

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.

* 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.

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.

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?

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

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.

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.

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

The income amounts are doubled for married couples filing jointly.

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

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.

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

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

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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