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Orange arrow Virginia earned income credit or credit for low income?

  You may be eligible to claim a Credit for Low-Income Individuals if your family Virginia adjusted gross income (family VAGI) is equal to or less than the federal poverty guidelines and you meet the Eligibility Requirements. You are eligible for the Virginia Earned Income Credit if you claimed an Ea...
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Orange arrow Virginia Use Tax

  If you purchased merchandise from retailers without paying sales tax you must pay the sales tax directly to the Department. When retail sellers do not collect sales tax, it becomes the purchaser’s responsibility to pay the sales tax (i.e., consumer’s use tax). Report any sales tax amoun...
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Orange arrow How do I know if I need to file a Virginia amended return?

  If your federal return is amended, resulting in changes to your taxable income or any amount affecting the Virginia return, you must file an amended Virginia return within one year. If the IRS provided documentation that acknowledges acceptance of your federal amended return, enclose a copy with th...
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Orange arrow Virginia Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit

  Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Individuals, estates, partnerships, trusts or corporations incurring eligible expenses in the rehabilitation of a certified historic structure are entitled to claim a credit against individual income tax, fiduciary income tax, corporation income tax, the bank fra...
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Orange arrow What are Virginia Schedule ADJ Subtractions?

  To the extent included in federal adjusted gross income, the following subtractions are allowed on the Virginia return. No amount previously excluded from FAGI can be claimed as a subtraction in computing Virginia taxable income. The same income may not be included in more than one subtraction. Sp...
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Orange arrow Virginia Livable Home Tax Credit (formerly Home Accessibility Credit)

  Livable Home Tax Credit Individuals or licensed contractors may be eligible for an income tax credit of up to $5,000 for the purchase or construction of a new accessible residence or up to 50% of the cost of retrofitting activities on an existing residence, not to exceed $5,000. Any tax credit th...
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Orange arrow What is Virginia Political Contribution?

  Each taxpayer may contribute up to $25 to one of the following qualified parties: Democratic Party (Code 61) or Republican Party (Code 62). (This is a voluntary contribution, not a credit)...
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Orange arrow Virginia Land Preservation Credit

  Land Preservation Tax Credit This tax credit is for taxpayers that convey land or interest in land located in Virginia to a public or private agency eligible to hold such land or interests for conservation or preservation purposes. The conveyance must be in perpetuity. Credits for conveyances m...
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Orange arrow Virginia forest buffer protections for waterway tax credit?

  Riparian Forest Buffer Protection for Waterways Tax Credit Individuals, trusts and corporations may qualify for an income tax credit of 25% of the value of the timber on land designated as a riparian buffer for a waterway. The credit may not exceed $17,500 or the total amount of tax, whichever is l...
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Orange arrow What options are available to pay Virginia tax due?

  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...
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Orange arrow How can I check the status of my Virginia state refund?

  Check Your Refund Status E-File combined with Direct Deposit is the fastest way to receive your refund. To check your status, visit or call (804) 367-2486. See below for approximate refund turnaround time frames. To reduce the risk of refund fraud, the Virginia Department of...
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Orange arrow How can I apply for an extension to file my Virginia state taxes?

  Extension for Filing Income Tax Returns: All taxpayers are granted an automatic 6-month extension of time to file their income tax returns. No application for extension is required; however, any tentative tax due must be paid with an extension voucher, Form 760IP, by the original due date for fil...
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Orange arrow How do I determine my Virginia residency status?

  Residency Status and Choosing the Right Form to File • There are two types of Virginia residents: domiciliary and actual. • A domiciliary resident of another state may also be an actual resident of Virginia. • Virginia residency may be either full-year or part-year. • A ...
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Orange arrow How do I know if I am required to file a Virginia state tax return?

  Every Virginia resident whose Virginia adjusted gross income is at or above the minimum threshold must file.Complete Form 760, Lines 1 through 9, to determine your Virginia adjusted gross income (VAGI). If the amount on Line 9 is less than the amount shown below for your filing status, your Virgini...
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Orange arrow How can I contact the state of Virginia about my taxes?

  Customer Services Telephone Service Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Phone: (804) 367-8031 FAX: (804) 254-6113 For Individuals: Individual Income Tax Online Services‚Äč Forms Estate Tax Fiduciary Income Tax...
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