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Deadline Monday to file 2019 state taxes

Virginians who have yet to file their state individual income taxes in 2019, taking advantage of the automatic, six-month extension afforded to them due to the pandemic, now have until Monday to submit their returns.

The deadline is Sunday, Nov. 1, but because it falls on a weekend, taxpayers have until the following day to file.

“Last year more than 488,000 taxpayers took advantage of the automatic, six-month filing extension in Virginia, and the majority of those returns came in electronically,” said Tax Commissioner Craig M. Burns. “Because of COVID-19, we encourage taxpayers to file electronically this year too and to request a refund, if you have one coming, via direct deposit.”

According to Virginia Tax, here are some things to keep in mind as you prepare your return:

—The standard deductions have changed. They have increased to $4,500 for individual filers and $9,000 for married couples filing jointly;

—If your 2019 income was $69,000 or less, you’re likely eligi...

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