Virginia Tax Amnesty ends Nov. 14

Published 2:07 pm Saturday, November 11, 2017

There are only a few days left for taxpayers to clear up tax debt through the state’s tax amnesty program, which ends at midnight on Tuesday, Nov. 14. At the end of the amnesty period, the state will assess an additional 20 percent penalty on any remaining amnesty-qualified liabilities.

Most individuals, corporations, estates, trusts and partnerships can take care of Virginia tax debt by paying just the taxes they owe and half the interest (no penalties.) If taxpayers can’t pay all the taxes they owe, they can still participate in the amnesty program by paying on a bill-by-bill basis. If taxpayers didn’t get a bill from Virginia Tax and owe back taxes, they may still be eligible for tax amnesty. They can call 1-877-729-8829 for assistance.

Taxpayers can make payments online, by phone and by mail. They can also file returns online and by mail. As the Nov. 14 deadline approaches, taxpayers are encouraged to file and pay online so they don’t miss out on this money-saving opportunity. For more information, call 1-877-729-8829 anytime between 8:30 a.m. and 8 p.m., today through Nov. 13. Call hours will be 8:30 a.m. to midnight on Nov. 14, the final day of amnesty. Although Nov. 10 is a state holiday, amnesty phone lines will be open. Tax amnesty details are available at