Tax Preparers & Payroll Providers


The Virginia Department of Taxation (the Department) designed this page to provide documentation, available services and updated tax resources used by Tax Preparers and Payroll Providers who assist customers with their tax needs.

Online Filing Services

These services are available for all Tax Professionals and customers. Review Online Options for how eForms, Business iFile and Web Upload can meet online service needs.

  • eForms - no sign-up, easy filing and some calculations performed
  • Business iFile - file/pay one account and view up to 14 months of history
  • Web Upload - suitable for submitting one or multiple returns in a single file

Approved e-File Software

The Department does not promote or endorse any particular e-File product. Approval by the Department only means that the vendor has met established software specifications.

Software vendors that have been approved via the e-File testing practices are displayed in the pages below with a status of "Approved". Vendors that are still testing display a status of "Pending".


Documents & Forms

The following categories of documents and forms are provided to aid the various tax needs and services of Tax Professionals.

Document Document Description Revision Date
Electronic Payment Guide Virginia Department of Taxation - Electronic Payment Guide 11/2014
Tax Types Tax Types & Numeric Tax Codes 05/2014
Filing Frequency Verification Filing Frequency Verification Transmittal Form 02/2015
Waiver Requests
Tax Preparer Hardship Paid Tax Preparer Hardship Waiver Request VA-8454 12/2011
Corporation Corporation Income Tax Electronic Filing Waiver Request 08/2014
PTE Pass-Through Entity Electronic Filing Waiver Request 08/2014
Sales Sales Tax Electronic Filing Waiver Request 08/2014
Withholding Employer Withholding Electronic Filing Waiver Request 08/2014
e-File Documents - Individual Income Tax
Individual e-File Guide 2014 Individual Income e-File Guide 01/2015
Form VA-8453 2014 Individual e-File Declaration for Electronic Filing VA-8453 11/2014
Form VA-8879 2014 Individual e-File Signature Form VA-8879C 11/2014
e-File Documents - Corporation Income Tax & PTE Tax
Corp & PTE e-File Guide 2014 Corporation & Pass-Through Entity e-File Guide 11/2014
Form VA-8453C 2014 Corporate e-File Declaration for Electronic Filing VA-8453C 11/2014
Form VA-8879C 2014 Corporate e-File Signature Form VA-8879C 11/2014
Form VA-8453P 2014 PTE e-File Declaration for Electronic Filing VA-8453P 11/2014
Form VA-8879P 2014 PTE e-File Signature Form VA-8879P 11/2014

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