VA Tax News

  • 11 Feb 2015 12:22 PM | Anonymous

    Did you receive a refund from a return claiming itemized deductions filed in 2014? Or were you paid refund interest on a Virginia income tax refund issued during 2014? If so, you can access your Form 1099G/1099INT by visiting our webpage

    Did you receive a refund from a return claiming itemized deductions filed in 2014? Or were you paid refund interest on a Virginia income tax refund issued during 2014? If so, you can access your Form 1099G/1099INT by visiting our webpage

    Did you receive a refund from a return claiming itemized deductions filed in 2014? Or were you paid refund interest on a Virginia income tax refund issued during 2014? If so, you can access your Form 1099G/1099INT by visiting our webpage

  • 11 Feb 2015 12:20 PM | Anonymous
    • A new Schedule VAC was created to allow taxpayers to contribute all or part of their income tax refunds to one or more of their Virginia529SM accounts. Virginia529SM is a college savings plan that offers tax-advantaged savings for qualified higher education expenses. Programs include Virginia529 prePAIDSM, Virginia529 inVESTSM, CollegeAmerica┬«, and CollegeWealth┬«. Other Voluntary Contributions, which were previously reported on the Schedule ADJ, have been moved to the Schedule VAC

    • The field for political contribution credit has been moved from the Schedule CR to the tax return.

    • Did you purchase merchandise by Internet, telephone or mail, or outside Virginia without being charged sales tax? If so, you may owe Consumer's Use Tax on those purchases. Use the new Consumer's Use Tax line in the return to report any amount you may owe. 
  • 30 Jan 2015 8:47 AM | Anonymous

    Employers must electronically file all 2014 annual withholding tax reconciliations and pay any amounts due by Feb. 2, 2015. This includes Form VA-6 or Form VA-6H and any required wage statements, such as Form W-2 or Form 1099. 

    Annual withholding tax reconciliation returns are now due on Jan. 31 instead of Feb. 28. However, because Jan. 31, 2015 is a Saturday, taxpayers will have until Monday Feb. 2, 2015 to file and pay their annual 2014 withholding tax reconciliation.

    Don't wait to file! Returns received after the new due date will be considered late. If you need help choosing an electronic filing or payment option that works best for you, visit the Virginia Department of Taxation's Withholding Tax FAQ page.


  • 26 Jan 2015 10:01 AM | Anonymous

    The Virginia Department of Taxation began accepting 2014 state individual income tax returns on Tuesday, Jan. 20, the same day as the Internal Revenue Service. 

     

    This e-Alert contains filing tips and other information designed to help taxpayers prepare their individual income tax returns. If you are a tax preparer, you may wish to keep this information in mind when assisting your clients. 


  • 18 Dec 2014 2:36 PM | Anonymous

    The Virginia Department of Taxation recently announced a new electronic filing requirement for pass-through entities (PTEs) required to file Form 502 (Pass-through Entity Return of Income and Return of Nonresident Withholding Tax). The requirement goes into effect Jan.1, 2015 and applies to all PTE returns and payments for taxable year 2014 and later.

     

    Please note: The eFile requirement applies to all PTEs required to file Form 502, regardless of whether they owe a balance of tax with their returns.

     

    To help taxpayers file returns and make payments electronically, the department now offers several new PTE eForms on its website:

    • eForm 502EZ (Short Return of Income and Return of Nonresident Withholding Tax): A return for eligible taxpayers to file Form 502 and required VK-1 (Owner's Share of Income and Virginia Modifications and Credits) statements. Taxpayers may also make a return payment if they compute an amount due with their return.
    • eForm 502W (PTE Withholding Payment): An eForm voucher for PTE taxpayers who need to make an extension payment towards the withholding due for nonresident owners of the PTE.
    • eForm 502V (PTE Payment Voucher): An eForm voucher for taxpayers who have filed Form 502 and need to make a return payment. 

    All eForm options are free, available 24/7 and do not require registration or login credentials.

    PTEs may also file and make return payments electronically using commercial eFile software. Check out a description of commercial eFile software, a list of approved software products, information about making payments by direct debit, and more at the PTE eFile page.

    PTEs that are unable to file and pay electronically should request a waiver. For additional questions or assistance, please call Customer Services at (804) 367-8037, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • 08 Dec 2014 9:11 AM | Anonymous

    Pass-through entity returns (Form 502) are due on or before Dec. 15, 2014 from:

    • Fiscal year filers whose taxable year ends on Aug. 31, 2014.
    • Fiscal year filers whose taxable year ends on Feb. 28, 2014 and who are filing under Virginia's automatic six-month extension.

    Virginia Automatic Extension Reminder: Virginia law provides for an automatic six-month extension from the original due date for filing. To take advantage of the automatic extension, the return must be filed on or before the end of the extension period. Please note: The automatic extension does not allow for additional time to pay any balance of tax due. Penalty and/or interest may apply to returns with a tentative tax due that was not paid by the original due date for filing the return. Also, the extension penalty may apply to returns that were filed during the extension period if less than 90 percent of the return's total tax liability was paid by the original due date. 

     

    For details regarding pass-through entity filing extensions and penalties visit the Department of Taxation's Pass-through Entity web page

     

    Remember: It's very important that the Department maintains accurate information regarding taxpayer businesses. Many tax account updates can be performed through the Department's Business iFile system. Visit the Online Services FAQ web page for information on what updates taxpayers can make through Business iFile.

  • 05 Nov 2014 11:58 AM | Anonymous

    Pass-through entity returns (Form 502) are due on or before Nov. 15, 2014 from: 

    • Fiscal year filers whose taxable year ends on July 31, 2014.
    • Fiscal year filers whose taxable year ends on Jan. 31, 2014 and who are filing under Virginia's automatic six-month extension

    For details regarding pass-through entity filing extensions and penalties, visit the Department's Pass-Through Entity web page.


  • 05 Nov 2014 11:54 AM | Anonymous

    Corporate Income Tax returns (Form 500) are due electronically on or before November 15, 2014 from:

    • Fiscal year filers whose taxable year ends on July 31, 2014,
    • Fiscal year filers whose taxable year ends on January 31, 2014 and who are filing under Virginia's automatic six-month extension. 
    For details regarding Corporation Income Tax extensions and penalties, or for information on how to file and pay electronically, visit the Department's Corporation Income Tax web page. 

    Corporation Income Tax returns (Form 500) are due electronically on or before Nov. 15, 2014 from:

    • Fiscal year filers whose taxable year ends on July 31, 2014.
    • Fiscal year filers who taxable year ends on Jan. 31, 2014 and who are filing under Virginia's automatic six-month extension.  

    For details regarding Corporation Income Tax extensions and penalties, or for information on how to file and pay electronically, visit the Department's Corporation Income Tax web page. 

    Corporation Income Tax returns (Form 500) are due electronically on or before Nov. 15, 2014 from:

    • Fiscal year filers whose taxable year ends on July 31, 2014.
    • Fiscal year filers who taxable year ends on Jan. 31, 2014 and who are filing under Virginia's automatic six-month extension.  

    For details regarding Corporation Income Tax extensions and penalties, or for information on how to file and pay electronically, visit the Department's Corporation Income Tax web page. 

    Corporation Income Tax returns (Form 500) are due electronically on or before Nov. 15, 2014 from:

    • Fiscal year filers whose taxable year ends on July 31, 2014.
    • Fiscal year filers who taxable year ends on Jan. 31, 2014 and who are filing under Virginia's automatic six-month extension.  

    For details regarding Corporation Income Tax extensions and penalties, or for information on how to file and pay electronically, visit the Department's Corporation Income Tax web page. 

    Corporation Income Tax returns (Form 500) are due electronically on or before Nov. 15, 2014 from:

    • Fiscal year filers whose taxable year ends on July 31, 2014.
    • Fiscal year filers who taxable year ends on Jan. 31, 2014 and who are filing under Virginia's automatic six-month extension.  

    For details regarding Corporation Income Tax extensions and penalties, or for information on how to file and pay electronically, visit the Department's Corporation Income Tax web page. 

    Corporation Income Tax returns (Form 500) are due electronically on or before Nov. 15, 2014 from:

    • Fiscal year filers whose taxable year ends on July 31, 2014.
    • Fiscal year filers who taxable year ends on Jan. 31, 2014 and who are filing under Virginia's automatic six-month extension.  

    For details regarding Corporation Income Tax extensions and penalties, or for information on how to file and pay electronically, visit the Department's Corporation Income Tax web page. 

    Corporation Income Tax returns (Form 500) are due electronically on or before Nov. 15, 2014 from:

    • Fiscal year filers whose taxable year ends on July 31, 2014.
    • Fiscal year filers who taxable year ends on Jan. 31, 2014 and who are filing under Virginia's automatic six-month extension.  

    For details regarding Corporation Income Tax extensions and penalties, or for information on how to file and pay electronically, visit the Department's Corporation Income Tax web page. 

    Corporation Income Tax returns (Form 500) are due electronically on or before Nov. 15, 2014 from:

    • Fiscal year filers whose taxable year ends on July 31, 2014.
    • Fiscal year filers who taxable year ends on Jan. 31, 2014 and who are filing under Virginia's automatic six-month extension.  

    For details regarding Corporation Income Tax extensions and penalties, or for information on how to file and pay electronically, visit the Department's Corporation Income Tax web page. 

  • 05 Nov 2014 11:53 AM | Anonymous

    Live Chat will no longer be available after Dec. 31, 2014 due to required budget reductions at the Virginia Department of Taxation. 

    For assistance, please call our Customer Support Center, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (804) 367-8031 for individuals, (804) 367-8037 for businesses or (804) 367-8045 for collections.

     

    You may also send us a secure email for matters that are not time sensitive. For more information, see Contact Us on our website. 


  • 07 Oct 2014 2:06 PM | Anonymous

    On October 6, 2014, the United States Supreme Court denied certiorari in the case from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals that recently held that Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.  Accordingly, same-sex marriages that are recognized for federal income tax purposes will now be recognized for Virginia income tax purposes.

     

    As a result, same-sex couples who are legally married under state law may file joint Virginia income tax returns, and compute items on their Virginia income tax returns as married individuals.  Alternatively, such couples may file their Virginia income tax returns as married couples filing separately. Tax Bulletin 14-7 supercedes Tax Bulletin 13-13.

     

    To view the full text of this tax bulletin, click here.

     

    If you have additional questions, please visit the Department's website at http://www.tax.virginia.gov, or contact the Department at (804) 367-8031.

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