Virginia Governor Extends State Tax Deadline For Those Affected By Severe Storms

Richmond, VA – Taxpayers in seventeen Virginia counties including Bath, Augusta and Rockbridge, have been granted a 30 day extension for filing returns and making payments on their state taxes. Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has announced the extension for those areas that were affected by severe storms on April 8 and April 16. This also applies to those in Bath County affected by storms on April 12th. To qualify for this special filing extension, taxpayers must be unable to meet their filing obligations because the financial books and records needed to file their taxes are located in the affected areas or are otherwise unavailable because of severe storm damage.

Individuals and businesses in these areas automatically get 30 additional days to file all returns and make all tax payments that had due dates from April 16 until May 2. This includes sales and use tax returns, withholding tax returns, income tax returns and estimated tax payments. To receive the special filing extension taxpayers affected by storm damage should write “severe storm relief” at the top of their paper returns.

This extension does not apply to federal taxes, which had a filing deadline of Monday April 18.

For more information contact the Virginia Department of Taxation at 804-367-8031.

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Heather Niday

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