State Electronic Filing Guide

Contact Information:

Virginia Department of Taxation
Electronic Filing Help Desk
Electronic Filing Unit
P.O. Box 27423
Richmond, VA - 23261-7423
Phone: 804-367-9286
Fax: 804-254-6113
Tax Refund Inquiries: 804-367-2486 or 804-367-8031
State Guide Details:

Grace Period : None
E-filing Mandate : Must e-file if preparing 50 or more returns
Form for opting out of mandate : No
Federal and State E-files Can Be Linked : Yes
State Can Be E-filed Separately : Yes
Return Types Accepted Electronically :
Resident : Yes
Part Year Resident : Yes
Non-Resident : Yes
Amended : Yes
Estimate Payments : No
Extension : No
Additional Return Types :
Accepts Returns With : Refund, Zero Balance, Balance Due
Direct Deposit of Refunds : Yes
Payment of Balance Due by :
Electronic Funds Withdrawal (Direct Debit) : Yes
Credit Card : Yes
Online ePayment : Yes
Signature Requirements : ERO retains Form VA-8453 or VA-8879 for 3 years
Accepts eSignature : Yes
Supports PDF attachments : Yes
Tax year(s) supported for e-filing : Current tax year and two prior tax years
Drivers License or State ID Required : If your client was issued a driver’s license or state identification card, provide the requested information from it or indicate there is no applicable identification provided. An individual return cannot be filed electronically with the state if you do not provide a response on federal Screen IDAuth.
Average Refund Time :
E-filed Return : 4 weeks
Paper Return : 8 weeks
Application Requirements : Automatically accepts IRS approval
Special Considerations : See Handbook for Authorized Tax Preparers and Electronic Return Originators

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