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Deadline approaches for Virginians who owe taxes

Posted at 11:09 AM, May 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-28 11:09:10-04

RICHMOND, Va. – If you owe individual income taxes in Virginia, the deadline to pay is less than a week away.

Individual income tax payments for Taxable Year (TY) 2019 were originally due April 1. That deadline was pushed back to Monday, June 1 as part of the state's COVID-19 tax relief actions

“To avoid penalties, you’ll need to pay at least 90% of your tax liability on or before June 1 and pay any outstanding tax liability with a return filed by the extended due date,” said the Virginia Department of Taxation.

Here’s how you can make a payment:

• Online, directly from your bank account;
• Check or money order; and
• Credit or debit card, both of which incur an additional fee.

The June 1 deadline is only if you owe taxes.

Virginia has an automatic 6-month extension to file your income tax (7 months for certain corporations). If you file during the extension period, make sure you still pay any taxes owed by June 1, 2020 to avoid penalties.

For more information, click here.

For taxpayers who have questions, call the Virginia Tax Individual Customer Service hotline at 804.367.8031 or the Business Customer Service hotline at 804.367.8037.