resident and non-resident income earner of Virginia is subject
to the State Individual Income Tax. This means
that the resident individual's entire income is subject
to compliance with established tax codes whether
it comes from within Virginia or from outside
sources. Non-resident individuals Virginia income is subject to established tax codes.
Individual State Income Taxes are due
to the Commissioner of the Revenue on or before
May 1 of each year.
Income Tax Processing
ultimate responsibility of the Income Tax Processing
Division is to screen, review, and process all
incoming State Income Tax Returns. All refunds
and tax due returns are processed daily. Proper
reports are prepared and are submitted to the
Treasurer with payments.
program is carried out by the Commissioner of
Revenue through on-line access to the
Virginia Department of Taxation. This results in a Virginia
resident receiving a speedy refund, usually in
2 weeks or less.
Income Tax Auditing and Taxpayers Assistance
functions in this area revolve around the preparation
and assistance of tax returns for the public.
The Commissioner's Office provides taxpayer
assistance by phone and for those who come into
the office. Tax returns are actually prepared
for many taxpayers. In addition to providing assistance
to taxpayers by phone and in person, the office
the taxpayer when a return is incomplete or has incorrect information on the
return. Our on-line access aids with taxpayer
inquiries and allows the Commissioner of Revenue
to handle taxpayer referrals that otherwise
would have to be handled by the
Department of Taxation.
Virginia Income Tax
Office also handles the processing of all initial
estimated income tax payments. Estimated payments
are transmitted to the Treasurer and reports
are compiled weekly and monthly.
Services As It Relates to State Income Tax
Commissioner of the Revenue's Office provides
a most valuable service to taxpayers by preparing
and providing taxpayer assistance that could
not otherwise be provided by the Commonwealth
of Virginia. The taxpayer depends on the service
and uses it. This enables the locality to catch
errors and to assist in the reduction of errors
before the return reaches the Commonwealth of
Virginia. Close contact is kept between office
personnel and most all local C.P.A's and tax
practitioner's offices when assistance is needed
in processing or correcting taxpayers returns.
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