Coronavirus-Related Scams Alert  

We’ve received reports of increased activities from scammers exploiting the lack of stability caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Be wary of unsolicited calls, texts, and email phishing attempts about the coronavirus, or COVID-19. Find more information below. 

Virginia Tax is committed to keeping you informed as the coronavirus/ COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve. We’re continuing to process returns and issue refunds as usual. We will update this page as the situation develops.

Relief for Taxpayers Affected by Ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic 

For a quick overview of all COVID-related tax relief for individual income taxpayers, watch our video here

Governor Northam has outlined several steps to provide tax relief to citizens during this time:

Additional time to pay your income tax 

Individual and corporate income tax payments are now due June 1, 2020.

  • Applies to payments originally due between April 1 and June 1, 2020.
    • Individual and corporate taxable year (TY) 2019 tax due payments
    • Individual and corporate extension payments for TY 2019
    • First estimated income tax payments for TY 2020
  • No penalties, interest, or addition to tax will be charged if payments are made by June 1, 2020. 

Virginia has an automatic 6-month extension to file your income tax (7 months for certain corporations). If you file during the extension period, make sure you still pay any taxes owed by June 1, 2020 to avoid penalties.

For more information:

Additional time to file and pay your February sales tax

Businesses impacted by coronavirus can request an extension of the due date for filing and payment of their February 2020 sales tax return due March 20, 2020, for 30 days. When granted, businesses will be able to file and pay no later than April 20, 2020 with a waiver of any penalties and interest.

For more information:

Coronavirus-Related Scams - Tips for Protecting Your Information

We have received reports of increased activities from scammers exploiting the current lack of stability caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. To avoid falling victim to schemes from phishing, fraud, and ransomware, please take note of these general reminders for protecting your information:

  • Be suspicious of unsolicited requests for sensitive information. 
  • Be wary of surprise communications with links, attachments, buttons, etc. 
  • Do not let attackers use emotional stressors to coax you into hasty actions.
  • When in doubt, call the organization the person claims to be representing using a publicly available phone number.

Find additional details about avoiding Coronavirus scams, especially those tied to the federal economic impact payments, from the IRS here

Stay Informed

Cashier's Office Closed

Due to guidance regarding social distancing our cashier's office is now closed.

At this time, we can’t accept cash payments. See tax.virginia.gov/payments for payment options.

You can drop off checks and money orders to our drop box located at 1957 Westmoreland St., Richmond. Please include form CP-1 (found at the drop box) with your payment.

Questions? Contact Us.