Important filing deadline coming up for Virginia taxpayers
A very important deadline is on the horizon for Virginia taxpayers. The filing deadline for Virginia individual income taxes is Wednesday, May 1.
“We encourage taxpayers to file as soon as possible,” said Tax Commissioner Craig M. Burns. “Filing electronically and requesting a refund, if you have one coming, via direct deposit is the fastest way to get your refund.”
Other information you need to know about the May 1, 2019, deadline includes:
- There is an automatic six-month extension for individual income taxes if you don’t file on time;
- However, you still need to pay any taxes owed by May 1 to avoid additional penalties and interest; and
- Make sure your name and address are correct on your return.
You can file your taxes for free if you (and your spouse if filing jointly) make under $66,000. If you don’t qualify to file for free but you are a Virginia resident utilizing form 760 and related schedules, you can use Virginia Tax’s free fillable forms.
If you do owe taxes this year, there are plenty of payment options available such as a direct debit from your bank account; an ACH credit initiated from your bank account; a credit or debit card; or a check or money order.
If you’re due a refund, there are two ways to track its status – the “Where’s My Refund” app on the Virginia Tax website, or by calling (804) 367-2486.