News from Representative Luria

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Dear Friend,

In response to the economic fallout caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government and the Commonwealth of Virginia have made changes to their tax payment deadlines. Below are summaries of the changes and resources you can use to file your taxes. Please read this information carefully, as the deadlines for Virginia and federal taxes are NOT the same.

 

Federal Taxes

 

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service announced they are delaying the federal income tax filing and payment deadline from April 15 to July 15. All American taxpayers are automatically eligible for this extension and will have this additional time to file and make payments without late fees or interest. The IRS has published an FAQ about the extension that can be viewed here.  

State Taxes

 

Please keep in mind that the filing deadline for Virginia income taxes remains May 1 and the payment deadline has been delayed to June 1. Although taxpayers can now make payments through June 1, interest will still accrue on payments made after May 1. As a result, taxpayers who are able to pay by the original May 1 due date are encouraged to do so. 

 

To view the latest updates from the Virginia Department of Taxation, please see here. For information on tax penalties and interest, click here

 

File Your Taxes for Free

 

If you make less than $69,000 you are eligible to file your state and federal taxes for free online using the IRS’ Free File program.

 

Please know that during this trying time, my team and I stand ready to serve our community. For helpful resources to help you and your family navigate through this public health emergency, please see here. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to our offices via the numbers below.

 

Sincerely, 

 

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