If your bank does not honor your payment to the Department, the Department may impose a penalty of $35, as authorized by Va. Code § 2.2-614.1. This penalty will be assessed in addition to other penalties, such as the penalty for late payment of a tax.
The fastest and easiest way to make your payments is to file and pay online with VATAX Online Services for Individuals or with eForms. Payments are made electronically and you may schedule payments to be made on a future date.
You must submit your payment electronically if:
• any installment payment of estimated tax exceeded $7,500;
• any payment made with regard to a return or an extension of time to file exceeded $7,500, or
• the total estimated income tax due for any taxable year exceeded $30,000.
If you are not required to submit payments electronically, you have the option to pay by check.
Web Payments: Use the Department’s website, www.tax.virginia.gov/ind, to make a payment online. Payments are electronically transferred from your savings or checking account. There is no fee charged by the Department.
Check: If you file your return locally, make your check payable to the Treasurer or Director of Finance of the city or county in which you reside; otherwise, make your check payable to the Department of Taxation. See Page 43 for a listing of localities. Make sure your Social Security Number is on your check and make a notation that it is your 2018 Virginia income tax payment.
If you file but do not pay with the return, you will be billed if your payment is not submitted by May 1st. To submit a payment separately from the return, but on or before May 1st, go to the Department’s website and download the Form 760PMT. Important: If you make your payment by check after filing your return, do not submit a copy of your previously filed return with your payment.
Credit or Debit Card: If you file your return locally, call your Commissioner of the Revenue’s office for instructions on how to pay. Phone numbers are listed beginning on Page 43.
If you file electronically or mail your return directly to the Department of Taxation, call 1-800-2PAY-TAX, or visit www.officialpayments.com to pay on the Internet. The jurisdiction code for the Virginia Department of Taxation is 1080. You will need this number when you make a credit or debit card payment. The company processing the transaction will assess an additional fee. Prior to payment, you will be informed of the fee and will have the option to cancel the transaction at that time with no charge.