November 10, 2021

RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia Tax wants to remind taxpayers if you haven’t yet filed your individual income taxes for 2020 in Virginia, the automatic, six-month filing extension deadline is just days away. The deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. 

“Like last year, we encourage taxpayers to file electronically and to request a refund, if you have one coming, via direct deposit,” said Tax Commissioner Craig Burns. “Generally, it takes up to four weeks to process an electronically-filed return, and up to eight weeks to process a paper return. However, due to COVID-19 protocols in place, it will likely take even longer for a paper return to move through the system.”

Here are some other important things to keep in mind:

  • If your income was $72,000 or less in 2020, you’re eligible to file your taxes for free.
  • If you do need to make a payment, you have several easy-to-use options available including online, directly from your bank account; check or money order; and credit or debit card, both of which incur an additional fee.
  • For secure, online self-service you can create and log onto an online individual account. This allows you to track your return or refund. 
  • You can also check the status of your refund by calling 804.367.2486, or using the Where’s My Refund application on the Virginia Tax website.

If you have questions about your return and need more information, visit the Virginia Tax website or contact the Virginia Tax Customer Service hotline at 804.367.8031.