Virginia Filing Due Date: Corporation tax returns are due by April 15 — or by the 15th day of the 4th month following the end of the taxable year (for fiscal year filers).
Extended Deadline with Virginia Tax Extension: Virginia offers a tax extension of 6 months or 30 days beyond the Federal extension deadline, whichever date is later. Note that the Federal tax extension (IRS Form 7004) will give a corporation 6 more months to file, which moves its Federal filing deadline from March 15 to September 15 (for calendar year filers).
Virginia Tax Extension Form: Virginia’s business extension is automatic, so there is no application or written request to submit.
Virginia Extension Payment Requirement: An extension of time to file is not an extension of time to pay. If you owe Virginia tax, it must be paid by the original due date to avoid penalties and interest. In order to get a Virginia tax extension, you need to pay at least 90% of your state tax liability on time. Virginia requires all corporations to file and pay their taxes electronically (unless specifically exempted). To make your Virginia extension payment, go to VATAX Online Services for Businesses: www.business.tax.virginia.gov/VTOL
Virginia Tax Extension Tip: Only corporations that have an approved waiver from the Virginia Department of Taxation are exempt from the state’s e-filing mandate. If you have a waiver, your Virginia extension payment can be made via check or money order with Form 500CP.