Virginia issues notice of withholding due date change for employers

The Virginia Department of Taxation is reminding personal income withholding taxpayers that the due date for filing the Employer’s Annual or Final Summary of Virginia Income Tax Withheld return (Form VA-6), Household Employer’s Annual Summary of Virginia Income Tax Withheld return (Form VA-6H), and required wage statements (Forms W-2 and 1099) has been changed from February 28 to January 31. By law, a return due on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday becomes due the next business day. Because January 31, 2015, is a Saturday, the actual due date for the annual withholding forms and wage statements described above will be Monday, February 2, 2015.

The Department also notes that if a business closes its withholding tax account before the end of the year, the employer must file Form VA-6 or VA-6H and the required wage statements within 30 days of the last month in which wages were paid. Finally, employers are reminded that they are required to submit all withholding returns and W-2 wage statements electronically. (Notice of Withholding Due Date Change for Employers, Virginia Department of Taxation, September 4, 2014.)

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