Virginia issues reminder on filing of withholding tax returns
Thursday, February 7, 2019

Virginia issues reminder on filing of withholding tax returns

By Payroll and Entitlements Editorial Staff

The Virginia Department of Taxation (department) reminds employers that they are required to file their withholding tax returns and make payments electronically. The due date for:

  • monthly and seasonal filers filing Form VA-5 for December 2018 is January 25, 2019; and
  • quarterly filers filing Form VA-5 and semi-weekly filers filing Form VA-16 for the October-December 2018 quarter is January 31, 2019.

Further, all filers of Form VA-6, Annual Summary of Virginia Income Tax Withheld (or Form VA-6 for household employers), W-2s and 1099s showing Virginia income tax withheld for tax year 2017 are required to file by January 31, 2019.

Failure to file annual withholding information by January 31, 2019 could result in significant delays in processing employees’ and retirees’ tax returns, as the department will need to verify their identity and return information. Further, employers are reminded to update their business information by logging in to their business account to inform the department if they close their business or a specific location, to update address and contact information, add a new tax type to the account or inform the department if they no longer are required to pay a specific tax. (Filing Reminder, Virginia Department of Taxation, January 23, 2019.)

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