Residents who have been affected by Monday's tornadoes will be granted a 30-day extension for filing Virginia state income tax returns and making payments, the Department of Taxation announced today.
The extension applies to taxpayers located in the cities of Colonial Heights and Suffolk, and Brunswick, Gloucester, Halifax, Isle of Wight, James City, Mathews and Surry counties.
To qualify for the tornado filing extension, taxpayers must be unable to meet their filing obligations because the financial books and records they need to file their taxes are located in these cities and counties or are otherwise unavailable because of severe tornado damage.
Individuals and businesses in these areas automatically have 30 additional days to file all returns and make all tax payments that had a due date, or an extended due date, on or after April 28, 2008, and on or before June 2, 2008.
Taxpayers outside of these areas who suffered severe tornado damage may also request an extension. If you want to request an extension, "Tornado Relief" at the top of your returns.
The Virginia Department of Taxation will not charge interest, late-filing or late-payment penalties that would otherwise apply. Taxpayers with additional questions should contact the Department of Taxation at 804-367-8031 for individual income tax questions or 804-367-8037 for business tax questions.
Tornado victims get extension to file state taxes
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