Frequently Asked State Income Tax Questions

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Wise County
Commissioner of the Revenue

Wise County Courthouse
206 E. Main St.
Room 226
PO Box 1278
Wise VA  24293

Email
(276) 328-3557
Fax (276) 328-6937

Mon - Fri 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


When is the state income tax due?

If I owe tax, to whom should the check be made payable?

Does the Commissioner's office assist taxpayers in preparing their state tax return?

Does the office also have federal forms?

If deductions were itemized on the Federal return, is it necessary to itemize on State?

What is the time limitation for filing for back taxes?

How long should I retain records for Federal & State income filings?

Is every state return audited by the Commissioner's office?

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When is the state income tax due?

Returns have to be post marked by May 1.

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If I owe tax, to whom should the check be made payable?

Checks should be made payable to Treasurer, Wise County and mailed with your return to the Commissioner of the Revenue, PO Box 1278, Wise, VA 24293.

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Does the Commissioner's office assist taxpayers in preparing their state tax return?

Yes and we assist with simple individual federal returns.

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Does the office also have federal forms?

Yes, basic forms only.  All forms available at irs.gov.

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If deductions were itemized on the Federal return, is it necessary to itemize on State?

Yes. If you claimed itemized deductions on your federal income tax return, you must claim itemized deductions on your Virginia income tax return.

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What is the time limitation for filing for back taxes?

Statute of limitations is three (3) years.

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How long should I retain records for Federal & State income filings?

Records should be kept at least seven (7) to ten (10) years.

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Is every state return audited by the Commissioner's office?

Yes, however, this is done to check for mathematical errors.

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