RICHMOND — Virginia ‘a six-month filing extension for individual income taxes is Wednesday, Nov. 17.
“Like last year, we encourage taxpayers to file electronically and to request a refund, if you have one coming, via direct deposit,” said Virginia Tax Commissioner Craig Burns. “Generally, it takes up to four weeks to process an electronically-filed return, and up to eight weeks to process a paper return. However, due to COVID-19 protocols in place, it will likely take even longer for a paper return to move through the system.”
Burns said taxpayers should keep in mind:
— If your income was $72,000 or less in 2020, you’re eligible to file your taxes for free.
— If you do need to make a payment, you have several easy-to-use options available including online, directly from your bank account; check or money order; and credit or debit card, both of which incur an additional fee.
— For secure, online self-service you can create and log onto an online individual account. This allows you to track your return or refund.
— You can also check the status of your refund by calling 804.367.2486, or using the Where’s My Refund application on the Virginia Tax website.
If you have questions about your return and need more information, visit the Virginia Tax website or contact the Virginia Tax Customer Service hotline at (804) 367-8031.