RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) – Virginia Tax is reminding taxpayers the automatic, six-month filing extension deadline for 2019 individual income taxes is Sunday, Nov. 1.
Virginia Tax said in a news release that individuals have until Monday, Nov. 2, to submit their return since the deadline falls on a weekend.
“Last year more than 488,000 taxpayers took advantage of the automatic, six-month filing extension in Virginia, and the majority of those returns came in electronically,” said Tax Commissioner Craig Burns.
“Because of COVID-19, we encourage taxpayers to file electronically this year too and to request a refund, if you have one coming, via direct deposit,” said Burns.
Virginia Tax said the following things should be kept in mind as taxpayers prepare their returns:
- The standard deductions have changed.
- They have increased to $4,500 for individual filers and $9,000 for married couples filing jointly; if your 2019 income was $69,000 or less, you’re likely eligible to file electronically for free.
- The criteria for each provider is different, so you’ll need to review each option carefully to make sure you qualify before you get started; and if you do end up owing taxes, there are multiple options for making a payment.
- To track your refund, use the Virginia Tax “Where’s my refund?” tool, or call the automated refund system at 804-367-2486.
If you have any questions about your return and need additional information, visit the Virginia Tax website or contact the Virginia Tax Customer Service hotline at 804-367-8031.
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