Virginia State W-2 Reporting Requirements

Is Virginia State W-2 Reporting Required?

Yes, Virginia does require state W-2 reporting even if there was no state tax withholding.

How Must Virginia State W-2 Reporting be Filed?

Virginia accepts e-filing and paper filing, however, all employers must submit Form VA-6 and any owed payments electronically.

What are the Forms and Due Dates for Virginia State W-2 Reporting?

In addition to the Form W-2, Virginia requires Form VA-6Employer’s Annual or Final Summary of Virginia Income Tax Withheld Return to be filed.

Forms W-2 and VA-6, along with any additional payments owed are due by January 31.

What are the W-2 penalties for Virginia?

The W-2 penalties for Virginia are as follows:

  • Late filing: If the filing is more than 6 months late, then the penalty is 6% of the tax due per month (or partial month) late.
    • Maximum penalty of 30% of tax due.
    • Since the late filing penalty isn’t assessed unless the filing is 6 or more months overdue, a late filing assessment will result in the maximum penalty.
  • Late Payment: If the return is filed within 6 months of due date, but taxes aren’t paid until after that, the employer will be subject to a late payment penalty. This penalty is assessed at 6% of the tax due per month (or partial month) late.
    • Maximum penalty of 30% of tax due.
    • The late payment penalty is not imposed for months in which the late filing penalty is imposed.
  • Interest is assessed from the due date until the tax is paid at the federal underpayment rate, plus 2%.

See the Virginia Penalties and Interest webpage for more information.

What is the Responsible State Filing Agency?

Virginia Department of Taxation
P.O. Box 1115
Richmond, VA 23218-1115
Phone: (804) 367-8037

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