The Governor of Virginia just announced important updates to the Virginia Sales Tax that is due today. Get the latest here:
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Sales Tax and Your Business
Today, March 20, is a deadline for sales tax payments. But before you write that check...
Yesterday afternoon, Virginia Governor Northam announced that, by request, they will grant 30-day extensions for those sales tax payments that are normally due today.
Important Things to Note
- It’s not automatic. You have to login and actually request the extension. Go to the Virginia Tax website, where you normally go to pay your taxes, and request that 30-day extension.
- Remember, interest will still accrue. Per the Governor, this is something they cannot waive by statute. They will try and get a law passed to refund those interest amounts. But for now, the interest is going to accrue. Take an honest assessment of your finances. If you are able to make the payment, and there’s no hardship to you in making that payment, it’s best to go ahead and do it now and avoid the interest. But if the money would supplement decreased, necessary cash flow, the interest payment is probably worth it.
Income Tax Update
The income tax filing date (for Virginia/individual and corporate filings) is still May 1. That date has not changed. However, any payments will not be due until June 1. This is different than the norm, as payments are usually due at the same time you file your taxes. They are granting a 30-day extension. Interest is still going to accrue between the May 1 and June 1 deadline. If you are able to pay it at the normal time, pay it to avoid the interest.
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