Funding Virginia's Today and Tomorrow
Serving the public by acting ethically and efficiently in our administration of Virginia's tax laws.
To be the nation's leading tax administration agency through a customer-first focus and culture based on accountability, collaboration, and trust.
- Act with Integrity
- Strive for Excellence
- Demonstrate Respect
Code of Ethics
Virginia Tax's Code of Ethics is not intended to be all-inclusive, but serves as a guide for appropriate business conduct. Our employees will uphold these professional and ethical standards in support of the agency's mission, values, and vision:
- Commit to the highest ideals of honesty, personal and professional integrity, fairness, and ethical values.
- Avoid any actual or perceived conflict of interest by not accepting forms of gifts, favors, or items of monetary value that violate the State and Local Government Conflict of Interest Act (Code of Virginia §2.2-3100 et seq.).
- Earn respect, trust, and confidence of the public, elected and public officials, and coworkers in providing professional services.
- Embrace diversity and protect the rights of others by treating all persons in a non-discriminatory, ethical, dignified, evenhanded, respectful, and courteous manner.
- Abide by agency and DHRM policies to include the Standards of Conduct.
- Protect agency and public resources against their use for personal or private benefit and gain except where specifically allowed by policy.
- Become entrusted stewards in financial management and the use of other public resources such as electronic communications and information systems, materials, equipment, and supplies.
- Expose any violation of law, corruption, neglect of duty, and misconduct or unethical behavior; and will not conduct or condone acts of fraud, theft, waste, abuse, or any such activity.
- Provide credible, honest, impartial, and objective information according to applicable laws, regulations, policies, and professional standards.
- Conduct public business that will withstand public scrutiny and FOIA.
- Develop professional quality excellence through enhancing professional KSAs (knowledge, skills, and abilities) and competencies through continuous improvement.
- Reflect non-partisanship in professional work and conduct.
- Exercise prudence and integrity in filing and paying taxes, preventing unauthorized use or disclosure of information, securing and maintaining the confidentiality of tax information, and managing the Commonwealth's tax revenue resources.
- Hold ourselves accountable for our own decisions and actions and to this Code of Ethics.
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