Virginia Tax Amnesty Program Ends Next Week

Virginia’s 2017 Tax Amnesty program ends at midnight on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. At the end of the amnesty period, the state will assess an additional 20% penalty on any remaining amnesty-qualified liabilities.

Who is eligible?

  • 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.PAY.VTAX (1.877.729.8829) for assistance.

How do I file and pay?

  • Taxpayers can make payments online, by phone, and by mail.
  • Taxpayers can file returns online and by mail.

For information, call 1.877.PAY.VTAX (1.877.729.8829) 8:30 am to 8 pm, now through November 13; 8:30 am to midnight on November 14, the final day of amnesty. Although November 10 is a state holiday, amnesty phone lines will be open.

For additional information, see the 2017 Tax Amnesty website at

Virginia Tax Press Release, November 9, 2017

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