Web Upload

About Web Upload

Web Upload is a free online filing service and it is available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week for customers.

 

Web Upload is a quick and easy way to file and pay Employer Withholding, income tax statements (W-2/1099s), Sales Tax and Partnership VK-1 Schedules to the Virginia Department of Taxation (the Department).

 

Web Upload also accepts the Unemployment Insurance Tax Reports FC-20 and FC-21 as supported by the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC). Review Web Upload VEC Forms for details.

 

Web Upload is a file-based system with the ability to save all return and payment information into a single file to send to the applicable agency. Similar types of systems may be referred to as "bulk filing" or "bulk uploading".

 

The system supports Excel, fixed-width (column based) and delimited files; zipped or compressed files are accepted. Logging into the Web Upload system allows you to view the file layouts for each of the supported forms. Sample files can be viewed for the file layouts that use the Excel and delimited formats.

 

Benefits to Web Upload include instant validation and feedback on your file content, including if the file has been accepted or if there are any errors. You also have the ability to schedule (or warehouse) files for submission on a future date up to the due date of the return.

 

You can submit return and payment information for multiple customers or periods in a single file, which is especially beneficial for tax professionals and payroll companies who file on behalf of multiple clients. The service is also a great option for small business owners who prepare return(s) using tax preparation software or use programs such as Excel.

 

For those who want to file online for only one company or one filing period, you have the option of using eForms, Business iFile or Web Upload. Review Online Service Options for details.

 

Please refer to the Web Upload General FAQs, the TAX FAQs and the Web Upload Guide for additional details.

Web Upload Tax Forms

Withholding - the due date of Form VA-6 and supporting documents (W-2s and 1099s) is January 31.

  • VA-5 Monthly/Quarterly/Seasonal Withholding Return
  • VA-15 Semi-weekly Withholding Payment
  • VA-16 Quarterly Withholding Reconciliation
  • VA-6 Annual Withholding Reconciliation

W-2 and 1099 - submissions accepted using EFW2/SSA, Tax Excel spreadsheet and Publication 1220 formats.

Sales Tax

  • Revised ST9 Sales and Use Tax Return (Single Locality) file layout
  • Revised ST9 Sales and Use Tax Return (Multiple Localities) file layout
  • Revised ST8 Out-of-State Use Tax Return file layout

Fiduciaries, Estates ,Trusts and Unified Nonresident Filers

  • 770ES Estimated Income Tax Payment Vouchers for Estates, Trusts and Unified Filers
  • 770IP Fiduciary and Unified Nonresident Automatic Extension Payment Voucher
  • 770PMT Fiduciary Income Tax Return Payment

Schedule VK-1

  • Tax Year 2010 is the first tax year accepted and all Web Upload files types are supported.
  • Companies are encouraged to use PTE e-File for all other Pass-Through Entity forms and schedules.

Web Upload VEC Forms

The Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) supports filing and paying Unemployment Insurance Tax Reports electronically via Web Upload. The VEC accepts Forms FC-20 and FC-21 via the ICESA, EFW2/MMREF and Excel and Delimited file types.

 

Visit their VEC Reporting Options page for full details. Questions for VEC Forms must be sent to webuploadVEC@vec.virginia.gov.

Online Service Options

The Virginia Department of Taxation offers Web Upload, Business iFile and eForms as a way to file and pay your Withholding and Sales Tax Returns.

 

Compare Online Service Options for Businesses to determine which electronic system best fits your filing needs.

Web Upload Tax Server to Server Processing

Web Upload offers the option of uploading and submitting your return and payment information through "server to server" processing to the Virginia Department of Taxation. This option may be advantageous to companies filing on behalf of a high volume of customers. Your server will communicate with the Department's server and provide files with return and payment information as detailed in the Web Upload TAX Server to Server Specifications.

 

You must still register to use the service. Mark the "Server to Server" check box and provide your server's external IP Address in order to finish the registration process. A Business Administrator will contact you within 10 - 15 business days to provide you with complete login and password information.

~ Important Notice Regarding Electronic Banking Transactions ~

If your bank does not honor any ACH Debit or ACH Credit payment to us on or after July 1, 2013, TAX may impose a penalty of $35 as authorized by Code of Virginia § 2.2-614.1. This penalty would be in addition to other penalties such as for late payment of a tax.

 

In addition, federal banking regulations have imposed additional reporting requirements on all electronic banking transactions that directly involve a financial institution outside of the territorial jurisdiction of the United States at any point in the process. These are called International ACH Transactions (IAT).

 

At present, the Department does not support IAT. If an international transaction is processed by the Department as a domestic transaction, it may be rejected by the taxpayer's bank, subjecting the taxpayer to late penalties.

 

By instructing the Department to process the electronic banking transactions contained in your uploaded files, you are certifying that the transactions do not directly involve a financial institution outside of the territorial jurisdiction of the United States at any point in the process.

 

If any transaction is IAT, payment will need to be made using a paper check or by ACH Credit. For information about ACH Credit, please refer to the Department's Electronic Payment Guide.

Resources

Please review the General FAQs, the TAX FAQs and Guide.

 

If additional Department information is needed, please send an email to WebUpload@tax.virginia.gov.

 

Last Updated 12/17/2015 09:49