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How to file tax extensions in Virginia

The income tax returns for residents of Old Dominion are due by each year (for calendar year filers).

However, the state of Virginia will grant you an automatic six-month tax extension if you need more time to file your return, giving you until November to file.

Note that this is an extension of time to file, not to pay, and any state income tax due must still be paid by the original filing deadline (May 1st) to avoid penalties and interest charges.

Virginia’s tax extension is automatic, so you do not have to submit a state application. However, you are required to pay at least 90% of your 2012 state income tax by the original due date (May 1st).

You can pay your state tax bill online with the Virginia Department of Taxation, or you can use Virginia Tax Form 760IP (Virginia Automatic Extension Payment Voucher for Individuals) to make a tax payment by check or money order.

Send the Form 760IP with payment to the following address:
Department of Taxation, PO Box 760, Richmond, Virginia 23218-0760

Here are some online resources for residents of The Beehive State:

  • Virginia Department of Taxation website.
  • File your personal income tax extension online.

>> The following is a list that we've compiled of tax extension rules by states.


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