The Virginia Department of Taxation (tax.virginia.gov) offers taxpayers advice on preparing to file their individual income taxes.
Update personal information
Be sure to report any changes to your name, address, or Social Security number. See How to Change Your Name, Address, or Social Security Number on the state taxation website for more information
Gather records, including past tax returns
Having a copy of last year’s tax return on hand while you’re filing may make it easier to fill out your tax return, the state said. For example, if you’re using a software product for the first time, you may need to provide information from last year’s return. If you need a copy, see the state website topic Request a Copy of a Tax Return for more information.
You should keep your tax records for at least three years, the state said.
Sales tax reduction
The sales tax rate on groceries (food for home consumption and certain essential personal hygiene items) was reduced to 1 p...
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