Virginia Form 760 Instructions
Get Your Tax Refund Fast Using e-File
Last year 2.9 million Virginia taxpayers used IRS e-File services to file their state and federal income tax returns. e-File is fast, safe and convenient. Use one of these Electronic Filing (e-File) options offered by participating software companies:
Free File -
A free federal and state income tax preparation and electronic filing program available to taxpayers based on income and other eligibility requirements.
Free Fillable Forms -
Online versions of the Virginia resident return and schedules that allow you to enter tax information just as you would if you were completing a paper form and then submit the return electronically through e-File.
Paid e-File -
Commercial tax preparation and e-File software available online or over-the-counter for personal use and through tax preparers.
to find out more about these options, including links to e-File providers.
Check Your Refund Status
e-File combined with Direct Deposit is the fastest way to receive your refund. See below for refund turnaround time frames. Visit www.tax.virginia.gov or call (804) 367-2486 to check your status.
- If you e-File and request a Direct Bank Deposit, your refund will be issued in about one week.
- If you e-File and request a Debit Card, your refund will be issued in approximately two weeks.
- If you file a paper tax return and request a Direct Bank Deposit, your refund will be issued in approximately six weeks.
- If you file a paper tax return and request a Debit Card, your refund will be issued in approximately seven weeks.
- Please note, if you mail your tax return using Certified Mail, it could take an additional one to three weeks before the Department receives it from the Post Office.
Make Online Payments
- Make an Estimated Tax Payment, a Filing Extension Payment, a Return Payment or pay a Tax Bill online using Bank Debit or EFT Debit. Visit
- Pay by credit or debit card at
or call 800-2PAY-TAX.
The Department's website contains valuable information to help you.
Laws, Rules & Decisions -
For easy access to the Code of Virginia, Tax Regulations, Legislative Summaries, Rulings by the Tax Commissioner, Tax Bulletins and Attorney General Opinions.
Online Calculators -
Use the Department's online Age Deduction Calculator, Spouse Tax Adjustment Calculator or Tax Calculator to help you with your taxes.
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Advancement of Virginia's Fixed Date Conformity with the Internal Revenue Code: Virginia's date of conformity with the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) was advanced from December 31, 2011, to January 2, 2013, with limited exceptions. Virginia will continue to disallow federal income tax deductions for bonus depreciation allowed for certain assets under IRC §§ 168(k), 168(l), 168(m), 1400L and 1400N; the five-year carryback of federal net operating loss deductions generated in taxable year 2008 or 2009; and federal income tax deductions for applicable high yield discount obligations under IRC § 163(e)(5)(F).
At the time these instructions went to print, the only required adjustments for "fixed date conformity" were those mentioned above. However, if federal legislation is enacted that results in changes to the IRC for the 2013 taxable year, taxpayers will be required to make adjustments to their Virginia returns that are not described in the instruction booklet. Information about any such adjustments will be posted on the Department's website at
Virginia Income Tax Treatment of Same-Sex Marriage:
Guidance for same-sex married couples filing Virginia income tax returns is available on the Department's website at www.tax.virginia.gov. See the "What's New" section for individuals.
Deduction for Prepaid Funeral, Medical, and Dental Insurance Premiums:
Effective for taxable years beginning on and after January 1, 2013, an individual age 66 or older with earned income of at least $20,000 for the year and federal adjusted gross income $30,000 or less for the year is allowed to deduct the amount he pays annually for (i) a prepaid funeral insurance policy that covers him or (ii) medical or dental insurance premiums for any person for whom individual tax filers may claim a deduction for such premiums under federal income tax laws.
Electronic Form 1099-G:
Fill in the bubble on the second page of Form 760 to authorize the Department to provide your Form 1099-G electronically instead of mailing a paper Form 1099-G. If you make this election, you can obtain your electronic Form 1099-G securely on the Department's website at
. If you itemize deductions and have an overpayment or refund, the Department must report the overpayment/refund amount on Form 1099-G. The information on Form 1099-G should be used when preparing your federal tax return.
Due to electronic banking rules, the Department will not allow direct deposits to or through foreign financial institutions. Attempting to use direct deposit to transfer funds electronically to a financial institution outside the territorial jurisdiction of the United States will significantly delay your refund. Visit
Extension for Filing Income Tax Returns:
All taxpayers are granted an automatic 6-month extension of time to file their income tax returns. No application for extension is required; however, any tentative tax due must be paid with an extension voucher, Form 760IP, by the original due date for filing the return.
Consumer's Use Tax:
Did you purchase merchandise by Internet, telephone, or mail, or did you purchase any merchandise outside Virginia and pay no sales tax? If so, you may be required to pay Consumer's Use Tax. Be sure to report the applicable tax on Schedule ADJ. Visit
for more information.
Filing Options, Forms and Assistance Filing Options, Forms and Assistance
e-File your return online:
Electronic filing is used to prepare and file your federal and state tax returns over the Internet. There are three e-File options to choose from -Virginia Free File, Paid e-File and, Virginia Free File fillable forms. Please visit the Department at www.tax.virginia.gov to find out more about these programs.
If you file online please do not send the Department a paper copy of your return.
File your return on paper:
- Use commercial tax preparation software and print a copy of your state tax return
- Download returns and schedules from the Department's website at www.tax.virginia.gov
- Order forms online through the Department's website or call (804) 440-2541
If you fill out your tax return by hand, you can avoid processing delays by printing your information so it can be easily read. Please use black ink and not pencil.
Do You Need to File a Virginia Income Tax Return?
Complete Form 760, Lines 1 through 9, to determine your Virginia adjusted gross income (VAGI). If the amount on Line 9 is less than the amount shown below for your filing status, your Virginia income tax is $0.00 and you are entitled to a refund of any withholding or estimated tax paid. You must file a return to receive a refund. To claim a refund in these cases, skip to Line 17 and enter "0" as your tax, and then complete Lines 18 through 31. You must file if you are:
Single and your VAGI is $11,950 or more
Married filing jointly and combined VAGI is $23,900 or more
Married filing separately and your VAGI is $11,950 or more
When to File Your Return
Filing by mail or commercial delivery service -
If you are mailing several documents, please consider using a flat envelope to ensure proper handling and faster processing. When filing by mail, the envelope must be postmarked by the due date. Put the correct postage on your envelope. If your return is sent back to you because of insufficient postage, you are liable for penalties and interest if the postmark on the remailed return is after the due date. Tax returns or payment of taxes remitted by a commercial delivery service will be considered timely filed if they are received in an envelope or sealed container bearing a confirmation of shipment on or before midnight of the day the return or payment is due.
Calendar year filer -
If your taxable year is January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2013, your individual income tax return must be postmarked no later than May 1, 2014, to avoid penalties and interest.
Fiscal year filer -
If your taxable year is any consecutive 12-month period other than January - December, your individual income tax return must be postmarked by the 15th day of the 4th month following the end of your fiscal year. When filing, you should write "Fiscal Year Filer" across the top of Page 1 of Form 760 and attach a statement indicating the beginning and ending months of your fiscal year.
Outside U.S. -
If you are living or traveling outside the United States and Puerto Rico (including serving in the military), the due date of your return is July 1, 2014. Fill in the overseas oval near the bottom of Page 2 of Form 760.
Weekends and holidays -
If the due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, your return must be postmarked by the next business day.
Extension provisions -
Virginia law provides an automatic 6-month filing extension for income tax returns. No application for extension is required. The extension is for filing the return, not for payment of the tax; therefore, you must pay at least 90% of your tax by the due date, May 1 for calendar year filers, to avoid incurring any penalties or interest. To make a payment of tentative tax, use Form 760IP.
Foreign income exclusion -
If you qualify for the federal foreign income exclusion and have requested an extension of time for filing your federal return, you may apply for an extension of time to file your state return. You will be granted an extension for 30 days after the date you expect to qualify for the federal exclusion. You must apply for an extension of time to file your state return by letter on or before the 1st day of the 7th month following the close of your taxable year and attach a copy of the approved federal extension to your return when you file.
Members of the military -
Members of the Armed Forces serving in a combat zone receive either the same individual income tax filing and payment extensions as those granted to them by the IRS, plus an additional 15 days, or a 1-year extension, whichever date is later. All extensions also apply to spouses of military personnel. Service families may wish, however, to file their individual income tax returns before the extended deadlines to receive refunds. Service members claiming this extension should write "Combat Zone" across the top of their tax returns and on the envelopes used to mail their returns. Such combat zone personnel should similarly write "Combat Zone" across the top of correspondence, and on the envelope used to mail the correspondence, when responding to notices issued by the Department. See Tax Bulletin 05-5, available in the Laws, Rules, and Decisions Section of the Department's website at
for more information.
In addition, every member of the armed services deployed outside of the United States is allowed an extension of his or her due date. The extension will expire 90 days following the completion of deployment. Service members who claim this extension should write "Overseas Noncombat" on the top of their tax returns.
Additional information for spouses of military personnel is provided in the Residency Status and Choosing the Right Form to File section later in this booklet.
Where to File
Use e-File to electronically file your federal and state tax returns at the same time. Software programs that provide e-File capability are available online and for purchase in stores. All e-File software will automatically check for completeness, correct errors, generate the applicable schedules and provide the option to transmit the return to the IRS and/or the Department's electronic processing systems. Some vendors will allow taxpayers to file their returns electronically for free based on certain qualifiers.
To file by mail, use the list of mailing addresses beginning on Page 46 and look up the city or county where you live, or file directly with the Department. Local phone numbers are also provided.
For more information about filing by e-File and filing by mail, go to
If your federal return is amended, resulting in changes to your taxable income or any amount affecting the Virginia return, you must file an amended Virginia return within one year. If the IRS provided documentation that acknowledges acceptance of your federal amended return, attach a copy to the Virginia amended return. In addition, if you file an amended return with any other state that affects your Virginia income tax, you must file an amended Virginia return within one year. The Department may issue a refund only if the amended return is filed within:
- 3 years from the due date of the original return, including valid filing extensions;
- 1 year from the final determination of the amended federal return or federal change, whichever is later, provided that the allowable refund is not more than the decrease in Virginia tax attributable to the federal change or correction;
- 1 year from the final determination of the amended return of any other state or change or correction in the income tax of the taxpayer for any other state, provided that the refund does not exceed the amount of the decrease in Virginia tax attributable to such change or correction;
- 2 years from the filing of an amended Virginia return resulting in the payment of additional tax, provided that the current amended return raises issues relating solely to the prior amended return and that the refund does not exceed the amount of the tax payment made as a result of the prior amended return; or
- 2 years from the payment of an assessment, provided the amended return raises issues relating only to the prior assessment and the refund does not exceed the amount of tax paid on the prior assessment.
Complete a new return using the corrected figures, as if it were the original return. Do not make any adjustments to the amended return to show that you received a refund or paid a balance due as the result of the original return. Use the worksheet for amended returns below to determine if you are due a refund or if any additional tax due should be paid with your amended return. If your amended return results in additional tax due, interest must be paid on the tax you owe from the due date of your original return to the date that the amended return is filed or postmarked.
Fill in the oval on the front of Form 760, indicating that this is an amended return. Also, fill in the oval on the front of the return if the amended return is the result of a net operating loss (NOL) carryback. General instructions for computing the NOL can be obtained from the Laws, Rules and Decisions Section of the Department's website at www.policylibrary.tax.virginia.gov. Select 23VAC10-110-80 and 23VAC10-110-81 located in Chapter 110, Individual Income Tax, Virginia Tax Administrative Code. Attach a complete copy of your amended federal return, if applicable.
Worksheet for Amended Returns -
If you are filing an amended return, use the worksheet below to determine if you will receive an additional refund or if you need to make an additional payment.
|1. Amount paid with original return, plus additional tax paid after it was filed
|2. Add Line 1 above and Line 24 from Form 760 and enter the total here.
|3. Overpayment, if any, as shown on original return or as previously adjusted
|4. Subtract Line 3 from Line 2
|5. If Line 4 above is less than Line 17, Form 760, subtract Line 4 above from Line 17, Form 760. This is the Tax You Owe.
|6. Refund. If Line 17, Form 760 is less than Line 4 above, subtract Line 17, Form 760 from Line 4 above. This is the Tax You Overpaid.
Residency Status and Choosing the Right Form to File
- There are two types of Virginia residents: domiciliary and actual.
- A domiciliary resident of another state may also be an actual resident of Virginia.
- Virginia residency may be either full-year or part-year.
- A nonresident of Virginia may be required to file a Virginia return.
- To determine which Virginia return you should file, first determine if you were a resident of Virginia at any time during the taxable year.
Step 1: Determine your residency status
You are a domiciliary (legal) resident if your permanent home is in Virginia. Your permanent home is where, whenever you are absent, you intend to return. Every person has one and only one domiciliary residence at a time. Most domiciliary residents actually live in Virginia; however, actual presence in Virginia is not required. If you have established legal domicile in Virginia, you are a domiciliary resident until you establish legal domicile in another state.
- Members of the armed forces who claim Virginia as their home of record are domiciliary residents, even if stationed outside of Virginia.
- A domiciliary resident who accepts employment outside of Virginia, but who does not abandon Virginia as his or her domiciliary residence, even if outside of Virginia for many years, remains a domiciliary resident of Virginia. This includes domiciliary residents who accept employment outside of the United States.
You are an actual resident if: You maintained an abode in Virginia or were physically present in Virginia for more than 183 total days during the taxable year, even if you are a domiciliary resident of another state or country.
If you are an actual resident of Virginia, you may be required to file as a resident in Virginia and in your domiciliary state. In this situation, you should claim a credit on the return filed in the state of your legal domicile for taxes paid to Virginia.
The rules for determining the residency status of a student are the same as for anyone else.
Military Personnel and Members of the U.S. Congress:
If you are a member of the armed forces or of the U.S. Congress who is a domiciliary (legal) resident of another state, you are not subject to taxation as an actual resident of Virginia even if you maintained an abode in Virginia for more than 183 days. However, if you have income from Virginia sources other than your active duty or congressional pay, you may be required to file a Form 763, Nonresident Income Tax Return.
Spouses, Dependents and Congressional Staff Members:
The exemption for members of the armed forces and the U.S. Congress does not apply to spouses (see below), dependents or congressional staff members. If you are a spouse or dependent of a member of the armed forces or of the U.S. Congress or you are employed by a member of the U.S. Congress, you must determine your own residency status and filing obligations, even if you filed a joint federal return.
Spouses of Military Personnel:
Under the Servicemember Civil Relief Act, as amended by the Military Spouses Residency Relief Act, a spouse of a military servicemember may be exempt from Virginia income tax on wages if (i) the servicemember is present in Virginia in compliance with military orders; (ii) the spouse is present in Virginia solely to be with the servicemember; and (iii) they both maintain the same non-Virginia domicile state. More information is available in Tax Bulletin 09-10 and Tax Bulletin 10-1 available on the website at
Step 2: Determine which income tax return you should file
File Form 760, Resident Return, if:
- You were an actual or domiciliary resident for the entire year; or
- You were an actual or domiciliary resident for a portion of the year, but all of your income for the entire year was from Virginia sources.
File Form 760PY, Part-Year Resident Return, if:
- You moved into Virginia during the taxable year and became either an actual or domiciliary resident;
- You moved out of Virginia during the taxable year and became a domiciliary resident of another state, provided that you did not move back to Virginia within six months.
Note to Part-Year Residents:
If you had Virginia source income during the taxable year while you were a nonresident, you may also be required to file Form 763, Nonresident Return. See Nonresidents, below.
If one spouse is a nonresident, you may not file a joint Virginia return, even if you filed a joint federal return. The resident spouse will file either Form 760 or Form 760PY, while the nonresident spouse will file Form 763, if applicable. However, if one spouse is a full-year resident and the other spouse is a part-year resident, you may file a joint return using Form 760PY. See the Form 760PY instructions for additional information.
File Form 763, Nonresident Return, if:
You had income from Virginia sources, other than interest from personal savings accounts, interest or dividends from an individual stock market investment, or pension payments from a Virginia payor.
Income from Virginia sources includes:
- Items of income gain, loss and deductions attributable to: a) The ownership of any interest in real or tangible personal property in Virginia; b) A business trade, profession, or occupation carried on in Virginia; and c) Prizes paid by the Virginia Lottery and gambling winnings from wagers placed or paid at a location in Virginia.
- Income from intangible personal property, including annuities, dividends, interest, royalties and gains from the disposition of intangible personal property employed by an individual in a business, trade, profession or occupation carried on in this state.
If you were a Virginia resident for part of the year and you also received Virginia source income during your period of residence outside Virginia, you must file Form 760PY and Form 763. The Virginia source income reported on Form 763 will be only the Virginia source income you received while a nonresident.
Exceptions for Certain Nonresidents
Kentucky and the District of Columbia:
If you were a resident of Kentucky or the District of Columbia who commuted daily to work in Virginia, you are not required to file a Form 763 Nonresident Return, provided that 1) you had no actual place of abode in Virginia at any time during the taxable year, and 2) your only income from Virginia sources was salaries and wages, and 3) your salary and wages were subject to income taxation by Kentucky or the District of Columbia.
Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia:
If you were are a resident of Maryland, Pennsylvania or West Virginia and you earned salaries and wages in Virginia, you do not have to file a Form 763, Nonresident Return, provided that 1) your only income from Virginia sources was salaries and wages, and 2) you were present in Virginia for 183 days or less during the taxable year, and 3) your salaries and wages were subject to taxation by Maryland, Pennsylvania, or West Virginia.
The exception for certain nonresidents of Kentucky, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia applies only to salaries and wages. For Virginia source income not specifically exempted, you must file Form 763, Nonresident Return.
Before you begin to prepare your Virginia Form 760, you will need the following:
- Your completed federal income tax return.
- W-2, 1099 and VK-1 forms showing Virginia withholding.
- Virginia Schedule ADJ. See next section.
- Schedule OSC and other state income tax returns filed, if you are claiming the credit for tax paid to another state.
- Virginia Schedule CR. See Page 29.
If you are filing an amended return, you will need copies of the records supporting the change to your return, as well as your original return.
Instructions for Form 760
Name and Address
Enter your name and mailing address in the space provided. If you use Filing Status 3 (married filing separate returns), do not enter your spouse's name in the spouse name field. Instead, enter your spouse's name in the space below the Filing Status 3 line.
Use the following instructions to file properly and ensure the refund is addressed to the surviving spouse or personal representative.
You must list the filer's name and Social Security Number and fill in the oval on Page 2 for Primary Taxpayer Deceased. Include a copy of federal Form 1310 and/or the appropriate court appointment papers.
If one filer is deceased, the names and Social Security Numbers of both filers must be listed. Fill in the oval on Page 2 to indicate the deceased filer. Use the Primary Taxpayer Deceased oval if the filer in the Your name and Social Security Number fields is deceased. Use the Spouse Deceased oval if the filer in the Spouse's name and Social Security Number fields is deceased.
If completing a return for joint filers with both filers deceased, the names and Social Security Numbers of both filers must be listed. Fill in both deceased ovals on Page 2. Include a copy of federal Form 1310 and/or the appropriate court appointment papers.
If your address has changed since last filing, fill in the oval in the street address area.
Fill in any ovals that apply to you.
- Name or filing status has changed since last filing.
- Virginia return was not filed last year.
- Dependent on another's return.
- Amended Return - Fill in both ovals if amending due to Net Operating Loss Deductions.
- I (We) authorize the Department of Taxation to discuss my (our) return with my (our) preparer -By marking this oval you are authorizing the Department of Taxation to respond directly to inquiries from your preparer without contacting you separately for authorization.
Social Security Number
Enter your Social Security Number and the first four letters of your last name in the boxes. If using Filing Status 2, you must also enter the Social Security Number and first four letters of your spouse's last name. If using Filing Status 3, enter your spouse's Social Security Number and record your spouse's name on the line under the Filing Status 3 oval.
In compliance with the Privacy Act of 1974, disclosure of your Social Security Number is mandatory under Va. Code § 58.1-209. Your Social Security Number is used both as a means of identifying your income tax return and of verifying the identity of individuals claiming tax refunds.
Look up the 3-digit code in the list beginning on Page 46 for the locality in which you lived on January 1, 2014. Enter the corresponding number in the boxes provided on Form 760. Local school funding is allocated based in part on this information.
In most cases, your filing status will be the same as the one you selected on your federal return. Fill in the oval next to the appropriate filing status. Fill in the Head of Household oval if you checked the Head of Household box on your federal return. For more information go to the filing status section on the Departments's website:
If one spouse is a Virginia resident and the other is a nonresident, they may not file a joint Virginia return, even if they filed a joint federal return. Instead, the resident spouse must file a separate return (Form 760) using Filing Status 3. If the nonresident spouse has Virginia source income to report, he or she must file a separate return using Form 763. The spouses must compute their itemized deductions and allocate exemptions for dependents as if they had filed separate federal returns. As a general rule, the spouse claiming an exemption for a dependent must be reporting at least half of the total federal adjusted gross income. In addition, each spouse must be able to support his or her claim of itemized deductions. If the underlying expenses for itemized deductions cannot be accounted for separately, each spouse must claim a proportionate share of the deductions based on his or her respective share of the joint federal adjusted gross income.
Enter the number of exemptions allowed in the appropriate boxes. The first box has been completed for you.
Generally, you may claim the same number of dependent exemptions allowed on your federal return. If using Filing Status 3, see the Filing Status instructions in the previous section for the rules on claiming dependents. You may never claim less than a whole exemption. The same dependent may not be claimed on separate returns.
Multiply the sum of exemptions claimed in the "You," "Spouse" and "Dependents" boxes by $930.
65 or Older:
To qualify for the additional personal exemption for age 65 or older, you must have been age 65 or older on or before January 1, 2014.
To qualify for the additional personal exemption for the blind, you must have been considered blind for federal income tax purposes.
Multiply the sum of exemptions claimed for "65 or older" and "Blind" by $800.
You cannot claim the 65 or older or Blind exemptions if you also claimed a Credit for Low-Income Individuals on Line 21 of Form 760.
Add the dollar amount from Part A to the dollar amount from Part B. Enter this amount on Line 11.
Note for Filing Status 3:
Each spouse must determine exemptions as if separate federal returns had been filed, using the federal rules for separate reporting. If dependent exemptions cannot be accounted for separately, they must be proportionately allocated between each spouse based on each spouse's income. One spouse may never claim less than a whole personal exemption.
Date of Birth
Please be sure to provide your date of birth. This information is used by the Department to verify taxpayer identity. If you are filing a joint return, enter your date of birth and your spouse's date of birth in the same order as your names and Social Security numbers.
All amounts entered on your return must be rounded to the nearest dollar. Amounts less than 50 cents should be rounded down while all amounts of 50 cents - 99 cents should be rounded up. Rounding to the nearest dollar improves return preparation accuracy and reduces processing time.
Line 1 Federal Adjusted Gross Income
Enter the federal adjusted gross income from your federal return. If married filing separately (Filing Status 3), enter only the amount of income attributable to you. Be sure to use the federal adjusted gross income amount, NOT federal taxable income.
Line 2 Additions
If you reported any additions on ScheduleADJ, enter the total amount from Line 3 of Schedule ADJ.
Add Lines 1 and 2 and enter the total.
Line 4 - Age Deduction
Are you eligible to claim an age deduction?
If so, enter your birth date (and your spouse's birth date, if applicable) in the boxes provided above Line 1 on Form 760.
For the 2013 taxable year, taxpayers born on or before January 1, 1949, may qualify to claim an age deduction based on their birth date, filing status and income. A taxpayer who claims an age deduction may NOT claim either of the following:
If you claim an age deduction, you may not claim a disability subtraction. For married taxpayers, each spouse, if eligible, may claim either an age deduction or a disability subtraction. You should claim the deduction or subtraction that gives you the greatest tax benefit.
Credit for Low-Income Individuals or Virginia Earned Income Credit:
You may not claim both an age deduction and a Credit for Low-Income Individuals or Virginia Earned Income Credit. For married taxpayers filing separate returns, if one spouse claimed a Credit for Low-Income Individuals or Virginia Earned Income Credit, neither spouse can claim an age deduction.
If you or your spouse are not claiming a disability subtraction or a credit for low-income and your birth date is on or before January 1, 1949, please read the information below to determine if you qualify for an age deduction and how to compute the amount of the age deduction you may claim for 2013.
Taxpayers Age 65 and Older
If you or your spouse were born on or before January 1, 1949, you may qualify to claim an age deduction of up to $12,000 each for 2013. The age deduction you may claim depends upon your birth date, filing status and income.
If your birth date is:
On or before January 1, 1939:
You may claim an age deduction of $12,000. If you are married, each spouse born on or before January 1, 1939, may claim a $12,000 age deduction. For individuals born after January 1, 1939, the age deduction is based on the criteria below.
On or between January 2, 1939, and January 1, 1949:
Your age deduction is based on your income. A taxpayer's income, for purposes of determining an income-based age deduction, is the taxpayer's adjusted federal adjusted gross income or "AFAGI." A taxpayer's AFAGI is the taxpayer's federal adjusted gross income, modified for any fixed date conformity adjustments and reduced by any taxable Social Security and Tier 1 Railroad Benefits.
- For Filing Status 1, single taxpayers, the maximum allowable age deduction of $12,000 is reduced $1 for every $1 the taxpayer's AFAGI exceeds $50,000.
- For all married taxpayers, whether filing jointly or separately, the maximum allowable age deduction of $12,000 each is reduced $1 for every $1 the married taxpayers' joint AFAGI exceeds $75,000.
To compute your income-based age deduction, use the Age 65 and Older Deduction Worksheet.
Notice to All Married Taxpayers:
A married taxpayer's income-based age deduction is always determined using the married taxpayers' joint AFAGI. Regardless of whether you are filing jointly or separately, if you are married, your income-based age deduction is determined using both your and your spouse's income. In addition, if both spouses are claiming an income-based age deduction, regardless of whether filing jointly or separately, the married taxpayers must compute a joint age deduction first, then allocate half of the joint deduction to each spouse.
You can calculate this deduction online using the Age Deduction Calculator at
Line 5 Social Security Act and Equivalent Tier 1 Railroad Retirement Act Benefits
Enter the amount of taxable social security and/or Tier 1 Railroad Retirement Act Benefits that you included in your federal adjusted gross income.
Do not include Tier 2 Railroad Retirement Benefits and Other Railroad Retirement and Railroad Unemployment Benefits. See instructions for Schedule ADJ to determine if these benefits can be included as other subtractions.
Line 6 State Income Tax Refund or Overpayment Credit
Enter the amount of any state income tax refund or overpayment credit that you reported as income on your federal return.
Line 7 Subtractions
If you reported any other subtractions on Virginia Schedule ADJ, enter the total amount from Line 7 of Schedule ADJ.
Add Lines 4, 5, 6 and 7 and enter the total.
Line 9 Virginia Adjusted Gross Income
Subtract Line 8 from Line 3 and enter the total. Compare this number with the filing threshold for your filing status on Page 1 to see if you are required to file Form 760. If your income is below the threshold amount, but you had Virginia income tax withheld or made estimated tax payments, follow the instructions on Page 1 to complete your return and claim your refund.
Line 10 Standard or Itemized Deductions
You must claim the same type of deductions (standard or itemized) on your Virginia return as you claimed on your federal return. Your state and local income taxes must be subtracted from your itemized deductions. Property and other taxes included as deductions on your federal return are also allowed on your Virginia return. If one spouse claims itemized deductions, the other spouse must also claim itemized deductions.
If a joint federal return was filed and you are filing separate returns in Virginia (Filing Status 3), itemized deductions that cannot be accounted for separately must be allocated proportionately between spouses based on each spouse's share of the combined federal adjusted gross income.
If you claimed the standard deduction on your federal return, you must also claim the standard deduction on your Virginia return. Enter on Line 10 the amount listed below that corresponds with your filing status.
Single................................Filing Status 1 ...........Enter $3,000 on Line 10
Married joint return ...........Filing Status 2 ...........Enter $6,000 on Line 10
Married separate return ....Filing Status 3............Enter $3,000 on Line 10
Dependent on Another's Return - If you can be claimed as a dependent on the federal return of another taxpayer, your standard deduction is limited to the amount of your earned income. Enter the smaller of the amount of earned income or the standard deduction amount on Line 10.
You must claim itemized deductions on your Virginia return if you claimed itemized deductions on your federal return. Before making an entry on Form 760, Lines 10a or 10b, answer the following questions:
Do you have an addition (Schedule ADJ, Line 2a) or subtraction (Schedule ADJ, Line 6a) for Fixed Date Conformity?
||YES. Refer to Page 12 and follow the instructions on the FDC Worksheet and Itemized Deduction Worksheet to complete Form 760, Lines 10a and 10b.
|NO. Are your itemized deductions on your federal return limited?
||YES. Refer to Page 12 and follow the instructions on the Itemized Deduction Worksheet to complete Form 760, Lines 10a and 10b.
|NO. Enter the total from federal Schedule A on Form 760, Line 10a; and the state and local income tax from federal Schedule A on Form 760, Line 10b.
FDC WORKSHEET -Fixed Date Conformity Modification to Itemized Deductions
Enter the information requested on each line. In most cases, the deduction allowed on federal Schedule A will be allowed on the FDC Worksheet. The exceptions are Gifts to Charity (Sch. A, Line 19) and Casualty and Theft Loss (Sch. A, Line 20). These amounts should be recomputed by substituting the amount on Line 5 of this worksheet for the FAGI you used to compute your federal limitations.
Computation of Fixed Date Conformity Federal Adjusted Gross Income
|1 Federal Adjusted Gross Income (FAGI) from federal return
|2 Fixed date conformity additions to FAGI
|3 Subtotal. Add Lines 1 and 2
|4 Fixed date conformity subtractions from FAGI
|5 Fixed date conformity FAGI. Subtract Line 4 from Line 3.
MODIFICATIONS TO ITEMIZED DEDUCTION DUE TO FIxED DATE CONFORMITY
All references are to the same line and amount claimed on the federal Schedule A unless otherwise specified.
|6 Medical and dental expenses claimed on federal Schedule A, Line 1.
|7 Enter amount from Line 5 above
|8 Multiply Line 7 above by 10% (.10). If either you or your spouse was born before January 2, 1949, multiply Line 7 by 7.5% (.075) instead.
|9 Subtract Line 8 from Line 6. If Line 8 is greater than Line 6, enter -0-.
|10 Enter the amount from federal Schedule A, Line 9
|11 Enter the amount from federal Schedule A, Line 15.
|12 Enter the amount from federal Schedule A, Line 19..
|13 Enter the amount from federal Schedule A, Line 20
|14 Unreimbursed employee expenses from federal Schedule A, Line 21
|15 Tax preparation fees from federal Schedule A, Line 22
|16 Other expenses claimed on federal Schedule A, Line 23
|17 Add Lines 14 through 16.
|18 Enter amount from Line 5 above
|19 Multiply Line 18 above by 2% (.02)
|20 If Line 19 is greater than Line 17, enter -0-. Otherwise, subtract Line 19 from Line 17.
|21 Enter the amount from federal Schedule A, Line 28..
|22 Add Lines 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 20 and 21
Is Line 5 above over $300,000 if filing jointly or qualifying widow(er), $275,000 if head of household, $250,000 if single, or $150,000 if married and filing a separate return?
NO. Your deduction is not limited. Enter the amount from Line 22 on Line 10a, Form, 760. Enter the state and local tax from federal Schedule A on Form 760 Line 10b.
YES. Your deduction may be limited. Complete the Virginia LIMITED ITEMIZED DEDUCTION WORKSHEET below.
LIMITED ITEMIZED DEDUCTION WORKSHEET
Refer to federal Schedule A when completing the worksheet below. However, if you completed the FDC Worksheet above, substitute those figures for corresponding Schedule A information.
Part A - Total federal itemized deductions.
|1. Federal Sch. A, total lines 4, 9, 15, 19, 20, 27 & 28 or line 22 from the above FDC Worksheet.
|2. Add the amounts on Schedule A, lines 4 (or FDC Worksheet, line 9), 14 and 20, plus any gambling losses included on line 28.
|3. Subtract line 2 from line 1. If the result is zero, stop here; enter the amount from line 1 above on line 10a, Form 760. (The limitation does not apply.).
|4. Multiply line 3 above by 80% (0.80).
|5. Enter the total from Form 760, line 1 or Line 5 of the FDC Worksheet.
|6. Enter $300,000 if filing jointly or qualifying widow(er), $275,000 if head of household, $250,000 if single, or $150,000 if married filing a separate return
|7. Subtract line 6 from line 5. If the result is zero or less, stop here; complete line 10a of Form 760 (the limitation does not apply.)
|8. Multiply line 7 above by 3% (0.03)
|9. Enter the smaller of line 4 or line 8
|10. Total itemized deductions. Subtract line 9 from line 1. Enter the total on line 10a, Form 760 under Total Deductions and continue the worksheet
Part B - State and local income tax modification
|11. Enter the state and local income tax shown on Schedule A, Line 5.
|12. Enter the amount from line 9 above.
|13. Enter the amount from line 3 above.
|14. Divide line 12 by line 13. Enter the result to 3 decimal places.
|15. Multiply line 14 by line 11
|16. Subtract line 15 from line 11. Enter on line 10b, Form 760.
Line 11 Exemptions
Enter the sum of the total dollar amount from Exemption Section A and the total dollar amount from Exemption Section B.
Line 12 Deductions
If you reported any deductions on Schedule ADJ, enter the total amount from Line 9 of Schedule ADJ. You must attach the Schedule ADJ to your return.
Add Lines 10, 11 and 12 and enter the total.
Virginia Taxable Income Subtract Line 13 from Line 9.
Line 15 Amount of Tax
To compute your tax, you can use either the tax table or the tax rate schedule on Page 37 or use the Tax Calculator on the Department's website.
Line 16 Spouse Tax Adjustment (STA)
Couples filing jointly under Filing Status 2 may reduce their tax by up to $259 with the STA if both have taxable income to report and their combined taxable income on Line 14 is more than $3,000. Using the STA, couples filing joint returns will not pay higher taxes than if they had filed separate returns. To complete the Spouse Tax Adjustment Worksheet:
- Both taxpayers on the joint return must have income.
- Recompute your Federal Adjusted Gross Income (FAGI) as if you and your spouse filed separate federal returns. A worksheet is provided on the next page to help in computing separate FAGI.
- Use the recomputed FAGI to compute the Virginia Adjusted Gross Income (VAGI) for each spouse. Make sure that the sum of Lines 16a and 16b equal the amount on Line 9.
- Use the separate VAGI on Line 1 of the Spouse Tax Adjustment Worksheet.
HOW IT WORKS: Virginia tax rates increase with income: 2% up to $3,000; 3% from $3,001 to $5,000; 5% from $5,001 to $17,000; and 5.75% for income over $17,000. The STA lets both incomes reported on jointly filed returns benefit from the lower tax rates.
EXAMPLE: The Smiths have combined Virginia taxable income of $42,000. Mr. Smith's income is $30,000 and Mrs. Smith's income is $12,000. Without the STA, their Virginia tax is $2,157. With the STA, both incomes benefit from the lower tax rates. Using the STA Calculator at www.tax.virginia. gov, the Smiths compute an STA of $214, reducing their taxes to $1,943. If you cannot access the Department's website, use the following worksheet to calculate your STA. You will need your federal tax return and, if applicable, a completed Virginia Schedule ADJ.
Enter your STAamount on Line 16 of Form 760. You must also enter the VirginiaAdjusted Gross Income (VAGI) for each spouse on Lines 16a and 16b.
To speed processing, be sure to enter the Virginia Adjusted Gross Income for each spouse on Lines 16a and 16b.
Line 17 Net Amount of Tax
Subtract Line 16 from Line 15 and enter the difference on Line 17.
Line 18a Virginia Tax Withheld During the 2013 Taxable Year
Enter the amount of Virginia tax withheld from your W-2, 1099 and VK-1 form(s) in the box labeled "Your Virginia Withholding".
If filing a joint return, enter the amount of Virginia tax withheld from your spouse's W-2, 1099 and VK-1 form(s) in the box labeled "Spouse's Virginia Withholding."
Line 19 Estimated Payments for the 2013 Taxable Year
Enter the total amount of your 2013 estimated payments. Remember to include any overpayment from your 2012 tax return that you applied to your 2013 estimated taxes (calendar year filers due dates are May 1, 2013; June 15, 2013; September 15, 2013; and January 15, 2014).
If you did not have enough income tax withheld this year, you may need to increase the amount of tax withheld or pay estimated income tax for 2014. Generally, you are required to make payments of estimated income tax if your estimated Virginia tax liability exceeds your Virginia withholding and other tax credits by more than $150. To make estimated payments, file Form 760ES or visit the Department's website at www.tax.virginia.gov/ind.
Line 20 Extension Payments
Enter the amount of tentative tax paid with your Form 760IP or the amount paid if you made an extension payment on the Department's website.
Line 21 Tax Credit for Low-Income Individuals or Virginia Earned Income Credit
If you claimed a Credit for Low-Income Individuals or Virginia Earned Income Credit, enter the total amount from Line 17 of Schedule ADJ. Refer to Page 25 of this instruction booklet for additional information. The amount of the credit claimed may not exceed your tax liability on Line 17 of Form 760. For example, if the net tax on Line 17 is $141, and the allowable amount of your eligible credit is $300, then enter $141 on Line 21.
Line 22 Credit for Tax Paid to Another State
Enter the amount of credit for tax paid to another state that you claimed on Schedule OSC, Line 21. Refer to Page 28 for additional information. You must attach Schedule OSC and a copy of each state return for which you are claiming credit. The other state's return must show the computation of tax due.
Line 23 Other Credits
If you claimed any credits on Virginia Schedule CR, enter the amount from Section 5, Part 1, Line 1A of Virginia Schedule CR. If you are only claiming a Political Contributions Credit, enter the amount of the credit and fill in the oval. You do not need to attach Schedule CR. The Political Contributions Credit is available to individuals who make contributions to candidates for state or local political office. The credit is 50% of the amount of the contribution, subject to a $25 limit for individuals and a $50 limit for married taxpayers filing jointly and cannot exceed your tax liability.
The Credit for Low-Income Individuals, the Credit for Taxes Paid to Another State and most credits from Schedule CR, including the Political Contribution Credit, are nonrefundable. The total of all nonrefundable credits cannot exceed your tax liability as shown on Line 17 of Form 760.
Line 24 Total Payments and Credits
Add the amounts on Lines 18 through 23.
If Line 24 is smaller than Line 17, subtract Line 24 from Line 17. This is the amount of tax you owe.
If Line 17 is smaller than Line 24, subtract Line 17 from Line 24. This is the amount of tax you have overpaid.
If you would like some or all of your overpayment from Line 26 credited to your estimated taxes for next year, enter the amount in the box.
Line 28 Adjustments and Voluntary Contributions
If you reported any adjustments or voluntary contributions on Schedule ADJ, enter the total amount from Line 24 of Schedule ADJ.
Add Line 27 and Line 28.
If you owe tax on Line 25, and you reported any adjustments or voluntary contributions on Schedule ADJ, add Lines 25 and 29 and enter the total.
If you overpaid your taxes on Line 26, but you credited all or part of the overpayment to next year's estimated tax, and/or had adjustments or voluntary contributions that exceeded your overpayment, and Line 29 is greater than Line 26, subtract Line 26 from Line 29 and enter the difference.
Effective July 1, 2013, if your bank does not honor your payment to the Department, the Department may impose a penalty of $35, as authorized by Va. Code § 2.2-614.1. This penalty will be assessed in addition to other penalties, such as the penalty for late payment of a tax.
Use the Department's website, www.tax.virginia.gov/ind, to make a payment online. Payments are electronically transferred from your savings or checking account. There is no fee charged by the Department.
If you file your return locally, make your check payable to the Treasurer or Director of Finance of the city or county in which you reside; otherwise, make your check payable to the Department of Taxation. See Page 46 for a listing of localities. Make sure your Social Security Number is on your check and make a notation that it is your 2013 Virginia income tax payment.
If you file but do not pay with the return, you will be billed if your payment is not submitted by May 1st. To submit a payment separately from the return, but on or before May 1st, go to the Department's website and download the Form 760PMT. Important: Never submit Form 760PMT with a copy of your return.
Credit or Debit Card:
Call 1-800-2PAY-TAX, or visit
to pay over the Internet,. The jurisdiction code for Virginia is 1080. You will need this number when you arrange for a credit or debit card payment.
If you have already filed your return with your Commissioner of the Revenue and did not fill in the credit or debit card oval, call your local Commissioner of the Revenue's office for the correct jurisdiction code prior to initiating your credit or debit card payment. Phone numbers are listed beginning on Page 46.
The company processing the transaction will assess an additional fee. Prior to payment, you will be informed of the fee and will have the option to cancel the transaction at that time with no charge. After you complete the transaction be sure to fill in the oval on Line 30 indicating that you have arranged for a credit or debit card payment.
If Line 26 is greater than Line 29, enter the difference in the box. This is your refund.
Choose the direct deposit or debit card option for your refund by filling in the applicable oval below Line 31 on Form 760. If you do not provide the direct deposit banking information, you are authorizing the Department of Taxation to issue you a debit card.
You do not have the option to request a paper refund check. You must select either debit card or direct deposit for your refund.
Direct Deposit -
Get your refund faster: Have your refund deposited directly into your bank account. Fill in the bank account information and indicate whether the account number is for a checking or savings account.
Due to electronic banking rules, the Department will not allow direct deposits to or through foreign financial institutions. Attempting to use direct deposit to transfer funds electronically to a financial institution outside the territorial jurisdiction of the United States will significantly delay your refund. Visit www.tax. virginia.gov for details.
The Commonwealth of Virginia has replaced individual income tax refund checks with debit cards. If you do not choose the direct deposit option for your refund by filling in the applicable information on Form 760, you are authorizing the Department of Taxation to issue a debit card to you.
Bank Routing Number:
Enter your bank's 9-digit routing transit number printed on the bottom of your check. The first 2 digits of the routing number must be 01 through 12 or 21 through 32. Do not use a deposit slip to verify the number. It may contain internal routing numbers that are not part of the actual routing number.
Bank Account Number:
Enter your bank account number up to 17 digits. Do not enter hyphens, spaces or special symbols. Enter the number from left to right and leave any unused boxes blank. Do not include the check number.
Important: The Department of Taxation is not responsible for a lost refund if you enter the wrong account information. Check with your financial institution to get the correct routing and account numbers and to make sure your direct deposit will be accepted. Do not use the routing number on a deposit slip if it is different from the routing number on your checks.
It is always faster and more efficient to file your return electronically. If you file your tax return electronically your refund will typically be processed in about 1 week. If you file your tax return on paper, your refund will typically take about 4 weeks.
Fill in All Ovals that Apply
- Qualifying farmer, fisherman or merchant seaman. Fill in this oval if at least 2/3 of your gross income is a result of self-employment as a farmer, fisherman or merchant seaman.
- Federal Schedule C filed with your federal return.
- Overseas on due date. If you were overseas on May 1, 2014, fill in this oval and attach a statement explaining your situation. Your return is due by July 1, 2014.
- Earned Income Tax Credit claimed on your federal return. If you claimed an Earned Income Tax Credit on your federal return, fill in the oval and enter the amount of the federal credit claimed.
- Primary Taxpayer Deceased. If the filer in the Your name and Social Security Number fields is deceased.
- Spouse Deceased. If the filer in the Spouse name and Social Security Number fields is deceased.
- Electronic Form 1999G. If you have itemized deductions and agree to obtain your Form 1099G income tax refund statement electronically.
Electronic Form 1099-G
At the bottom of the return above the signature area, an oval is provided for you to indicate that you agree to obtain your statement of refund (Form 1099-G) electronically. An electronic Form 1099-G may be downloaded securely and printed from the Department's website,
Be sure to sign and date your return. If filing jointly, both spouses must sign the return. In so doing, you agree that filing jointly on this return makes you jointly and severally liable for the tax due and any refunds will be paid jointly. Include your daytime and evening phone numbers in the spaces provided.
Tax Preparer Information
If you paid someone to prepare your return, the preparer should provide his or her contact information in the spaces provided.
Any person who prepares, or employs one or more individuals to prepare, 50 or more individual income tax returns for compensation is required to file all individual income tax returns using e-File. An income tax return preparer does not include volunteers who prepare tax returns for the elderly or poor as part of a nonprofit organization's program.
Tax preparers may request a hardship waiver to these filing requirements by completing and submitting Form 8454P. For additional information, visit
Paid tax preparers are required to complete the Filing Election field located at the bottom of Page 2 of Form 760 using one of the codes below.
Code 2 - Taxpayer opted out of electronic filing.
Code 3 - Preparer prepares less than 50 returns annually.
Code 4 - Preparer capable of electronic filing, but return cannot be accepted electronically.
Code 5 - Preparer has a hardship waiver.
Code 6 - Preparer capable of electronic filing, but not yet approved as electronic return originator by IRS.
Instructions for Virginia Schedule ADJ
FIXED DATE CONFORMITY UPDATE FOR 2013
Advancement of Virginia's Fixed Date Conformity with the Internal Revenue Code: Virginia's date of conformity with the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) was advanced from December 31, 2011, to January 2, 2013, with limited exceptions. Virginia will continue to disallow federal income tax deductions for bonus depreciation allowed for certain assets under IRC §§ 168(k), 168(l), 168(m), 1400L and 1400N; the 5-year carryback of federal net operating loss deductions generated in taxable year 2008 or 2009; and, federal income tax deductions for applicable high yield discount obligations under IRC § 163(e)(5)(F).
At the time these instructions went to print, the only required adjustments for "fixed date conformity" were those mentioned above. However, if federal legislation is enacted that results in changes to the Internal Revenue Code for the 2013 taxable year, taxpayers will be required to make adjustments to their Virginia returns that are not described in the instruction booklet. Information about any such adjustments will be posted on the Department's website at
Additions to Income
Enter your name in the box in the top left corner of Schedule ADJ (both names if filing jointly) and the Social Security Number of the primary taxpayer as shown on your Virginia Individual Income Tax Return.
Line 1 Interest on obligations of other states
Enter the amount of any interest on obligations of other states not included in your Federal Adjusted Gross Income, which is taxable in Virginia, less related expenses.
Line 2 Other additions to Federal Adjusted Gross Income
Line 2a Fixed Date Conformity Addition
A. Bonus Depreciation.
If depreciation was included in the computation of your Federal Adjusted Gross Income and one or more of the depreciable assets received the special 30% or 50% bonus depreciation deduction for federal purposes in any taxable year from 2001 through 2013, then depreciation must be recomputed for Virginia purposes as if such assets did not receive the special 30% or 50% bonus depreciation deduction for federal purposes in any taxable year from 2001 through 2013. If the total 2013 Virginia depreciation is less than 2013 federal depreciation, then the difference must be recognized as an addition. Enter the amount that should be added to Federal Adjusted Gross Income based upon the recomputation of allowable depreciation
B. Other Fixed Date Conformity Additions.
If you are required to make any Other Fixed Date Conformity additions, enter the total amount of such additions on this line. Also, please attach a schedule and explanation of such additions. Enter any other Fixed Date Conformity additions here.
C. Enter the total of Lines A and B above and on Schedule ADJ, Line 2a
Lines 2b - 2c Other Additions
On Lines 2b - 2c, enter the 2 digit code listed below, followed by the amount, for any additions to federal adjusted gross income in the categories listed below. If you have more than two additions on Lines 2b-2c of Schedule ADJ, enter the code "00" and the total addition amount on 2b and attach an explanation of each addition to your return.
Interest on federally exempt U.S. obligations
Enter the amount of interest or dividends exempt from federal income tax, but taxable in Virginia, less related expenses.
Accumulation distribution income
Enter the taxable income used to compute the partial tax on an accumulated distribution as reported on federal Form 4970.
Lump-sum distribution income -
If you received a lump-sum distribution from a qualified retirement plan and used the 20% capital gain election, the ten-year averaging option, or both on federal Form 4972, complete the table below:
|Enter the total amount of distribution subject to federal tax. (ordinary income and capital gain)
|Enter the total federal minimum distribution allowance, federal death benefit exclusion and federal estate tax exclusion..
|Subtract Line 2 from Line 1. Enter this amount on Line 2b or 2c of your Virginia Schedule ADJ.
Income from Dealer Disposition of Property -
Enter the amount that would be reported under the installment method from certain dispositions of property. If, in a prior year, the taxpayer was allowed a subtraction for certain income from dealer dispositions of property made on or after January 1, 2009, in the years following the year of disposition, the taxpayer is required to add back the amount that would have been reported under the installment method. Each disposition must be tracked separately for purposes of this adjustment.
Telework Expenses -
Individuals who claim the Virginia Telework Expenses Tax Credit are not allowed to exclude those expenses from Virginia Income. To the extent excluded from federal adjusted gross income, any expenses incurred by a taxpayer in connection with the Telework Expenses Tax Credit must be added to the Virginia return.
Enter the amount of any other income not included in federal adjusted gross income, which is taxable in Virginia. Attach an explanation of the addition.
Line 3 Total Additions
Add Lines 1 through 2c and enter the total in the box. Enter this amount on Line 2 of Virginia Form 760.
Subtractions from Income
Line 4 Obligations of the U.S.
Enter the amount of any income (interest, dividends and gain) from obligations of the U.S. that are included in your federal adjusted gross income, but are exempt from Virginia state tax.
Income from obligations issued by the following organizations IS NOT taxable in Virginia:
Tennessee Valley Authority, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Federal Home Loan Bank, Federal Intermediate Credit Bank, Governments of Guam, Puerto Rico & Virgin Islands, U.S. Treasury bills, notes, bonds and savings bonds, Federal Land Bank, Federal Reserve Stock, Farm Credit Bank, Export-Import Bank of the U.S., U.S. Postal Service and Resolution Trust Corporation.
Income from obligations issued by the following organizations IS taxable in Virginia:
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, Federal National Mortgage Association, Government National Mortgage Association, Inter- American Development Bank and International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
Line 5 Disability Income
Enter the amount of disability income reported as wages (or payments in lieu of wages) on your federal return for permanent and total disability. On joint returns, each spouse can qualify for the deduction. Individuals can subtract up to $20,000 of disability income, as defined under IRC § 22(c)(2)(b)(iii).
Enter YOUR subtraction on Line 5a and your SPOUSE'S subtraction on Line 5b.
A taxpayer cannot claim an age deduction on Line 4 of Form 760 and a subtraction for disability income. Claim the one that benefits you the most. For married taxpayers filing a joint return, each taxpayer may claim, if applicable, an age deduction or a subtraction for disability income.
Line 6 Other subtractions from federal adjusted gross income
Line 6a - Special Fixed Date Conformity Subtraction
A. Bonus Depreciation
If depreciation was included in the computation of your FederalAdjusted Gross Income and one or more of the depreciable assets received the special 30% or 50% bonus depreciation deduction for federal purposes in any taxable year from 2001 through 2013, then depreciation must be recomputed for Virginia purposes as if such assets did not receive the special 30% or 50% bonus depreciation deduction for federal purposes in any taxable year from 2001 through 2013. If the total 2013 Virginia depreciation is more than 2013 federal depreciation, then the difference must be recognized as a subtraction. Enter the amount that should be subtracted from Federal Adjusted Gross Income based upon the recomputation of allowable depreciation.
B. Other Fixed Date Conformity Subtractions
If you are required to make any Other Fixed Date Conformity subtractions, enter the total amount of such subtractions on this line. Also, attach a schedule and explanation of such subtractions. Enter total amount of such subtractions here
Add Lines A and B. Enter here and on Schedule ADJ, Line 6(a)
Lines 6b - 6d Other subtractions
On Lines 6b-6d, enter the 2-digit code, listed in the following table, in the boxes on Schedule ADJ, followed by the amount, for any subtractions from federal adjusted gross income in the categories listed below.
Other Subtractions for Lines 6b - 6d
If you have more than 3 subtractions on Lines 6b-6d of Schedule ADJ, enter the code "00" and the amount of total subtractions in the first box and attach an explanation of each subtraction to your return.
Income from Virginia Obligations -
Enter the amount of income from Virginia obligations that you included in your federal adjusted gross income. Income from Virginia obligations would include interest on Virginia state bonds or municipal obligations and gains from sales of those obligations that are included in your federal adjusted gross income.
Federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit Wages -
Enter the amount of wages or salaries eligible for the federal work opportunity tax credit that you included in your federal adjusted gross income. Do not enter the federal credit amount.
Tier 2 and Other Railroad Retirement and Railroad Unemployment Benefits -
Enter the amount of Tier 2 vested dual benefits and other Railroad Retirement Act benefits and Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act benefits included in federal adjusted gross income and reported on your federal return as a taxable pension or annuity.
Virginia Lottery Prizes -
Enter the sum of all prizes under $600 awarded to you by the Virginia Lottery Department to the extent that you included them in your federal adjusted gross income.
Virginia National Guard Income -
Enter the amount of wages or salaries for active and inactive service in the National Guard of the Commonwealth of Virginia for persons of rank O3 and below included in federal adjusted gross income. This amount may not exceed the amount of income received for 39 days or $3,000, whichever is less. Reminder: This subtraction does not apply to members of the active or reserve units of the Army, Navy, Air Force or Marines, or the National Guard of other states or the District of Columbia. If you claim this subtraction, you cannot claim a credit for Low Income Individuals.
Military Pay and Allowances Attributable to Active Duty Service in a Combat Zone or a Qualified Hazardous Duty Area -
Enter any military pay and allowances earned while serving by the order of the President of the United States with the consent of Congress in a combat zone or qualified hazardous duty area treated as a combat zone for federal tax purposes pursuant to IRC § 112 that has not been otherwise subtracted, deducted or exempted from federal adjusted gross income.
Retirement Plan Income Previously Taxed by Another State -
Enter the amount of retirement income received during the taxable year on which the contributions were taxed in another state, but were deductible from federal adjusted gross income during the same period. The total amount of this subtraction cannot exceed the amount of the contributions previously taxed by another state, usually in a previous year.
Virginia College Savings Plan Income Distribution or Refund -
Enter the amount of any income included in federal adjusted gross income that is attributable to a distribution of benefits or a refund from the Virginia College Savings Plan (previously called the Virginia Higher Education Tuition Trust Fund), in the event of a beneficiary's death, disability or receipt of scholarship.
Unemployment Compensation Benefits -
Enter the amount of unemployment compensation benefits received during the taxable year reported as income on your federal income tax return.
Basic Military Pay -
Some taxpayers who qualify as military personnel stationed inside or outside Virginia and who are on extended active duty for more than 90 days can subtract up to $15,000 of military basic pay received during the taxable year. If the military basic pay does not exceed $15,000, then the entire amount may be subtracted. If the basic military pay is over $15,000, then the subtraction is reduced by the amount exceeding $15,000. For every $1.00 of income over $15,000, the maximum subtraction is reduced by $1.00. If your basic military pay is $30,000 or more, you are not entitled to a subtraction. On joint returns, each spouse can qualify for the subtraction. If you claim this subtraction, you cannot claim a Credit for Low Income Individuals.
ederal and State Employees -
Any individual who qualifies as a federal or state employee earning $15,000 or less in annual salary from all employment can subtract up to $15,000 of the salary from that state or federal job. If both spouses on a joint return qualify, each spouse may claim the subtraction. The subtraction cannot exceed the actual salary received. If you claim this subtraction, you cannot claim a Credit for Low Income Individuals.
Income Received by Holocaust Victims -
To the extent included in your federal adjusted gross income, subtract any income resulting from the return or replacement of assets stolen during the Holocaust and throughout the time period leading up to, during, and directly after World War II as a result of: Nazi persecution, individual being forced into labor against his or her will, transactions with or actions of the Nazi regime, treatment of refugees fleeing Nazi persecution, or holding of such assets by entities or persons in the Swiss Confederation.
Payments Made under the Tobacco Settlement -
Enter the amount of payments received under the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement and the National Tobacco Grower Settlement Trust, provided they have not been deducted for federal tax purposes.
Gain on the Sale of Land for Open Space Use -
Enter the amount of any gain on the sale or exchange of real property or easement to real property which results in the property or easement being devoted to open-space use as defined in Va. Code § 58.1-3230 for a period not less than 30 years.
Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients -
Enter the amount of military retirement income you received as an individual awarded the Medal of Honor.
Military Death Gratuity Payments -
Retroactive to taxable year 2001, survivors of military personnel killed in the line of duty may claim a subtraction for military death gratuity payments made after September 11, 2001, to the extent that the payments were included in federal adjusted gross income. Report on Schedule ADJ, Line 6.
Certain Death Benefit Payments -
Allows a beneficiary taxpayer to subtract the death benefit payments received from an annuity contract that are subject to federal income taxation, for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2007. In order to qualify for this subtraction, a death benefit payment is required to meet the following criteria: 1) the source of the payment must be an annuity contract between a customer (the Annuitant) and an insurance company; 2) the payment must be awarded to the beneficiary in a lump sum; and 3) the payment must be subject to taxation at the federal level.
Gains from Land Preservation -
To the extent a taxpayer's federal gain includes gain or loss recognized on the sale or transfer of a Land Preservation Tax Credit, the taxpayer is required to subtract the gain or add back the loss on their Virginia return.
Long-Term Capital Gain -
Income taxed as a long-term capital gain, or any income taxed as investment services partnership income for federal tax purposes is allowed as a subtraction provided the income is attributable to an investment in a "qualified business" as defined in Va. Code § 58.1-339.4 or in any other technology business approved by the Secretary of Technology. The business must have its principal facility in Virginia and less than $3 million in annual revenues for the fiscal year preceding the investment. The investment must be made between the dates of April 1, 2010, and June 30, 2015. Taxpayers claiming the Qualified Equity and Subordinated Debt Credit cannot claim this subtraction relating to investments in the same business. In addition, no investment is "qualified" for this deduction if the business performs research in Virginia on human embryonic stem cells.
Historic Rehabilitation -
To the extent included in federal adjusted gross income, any amount of gain or income recognized by a taxpayer in connection with the Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit is allowed as a subtraction on the Virginia return.
Attach an explanation for other subtractions.
Line 7 Total Subtractions
Add Lines 4 through 6d. Enter the sum in the box to the right and on Line 7 of Form 760.
Deductions from Income
Lines 8a - 8c Deductions
On Lines 8a-8c, enter the 3-digit code, listed in the following table, in the boxes on Schedule ADJ, followed by the amount, for any deductions from Virginia adjusted gross income in the categories listed below.
Do not fill in the loss box unless you are claiming a bank franchise deduction (Code 112). See the instructions at the end of this section.
Other Deductions for Lines 8a - 8c
If you have more than 3 deductions on Lines 8a-8c of Schedule ADJ, enter the code "000" and the amount of total deductions in the first box and attach an explanation of each deduction to your return.
Child and Dependent Care Expenses -
You may claim this deduction on your Virginia return only if you were eligible to claim a credit for child and dependent care expenses on your federal return. Enter the amount on which the federal credit for child and dependent care is based. (This is the amount on federal Form 2441 or Schedule 2 of Form 1040A that is multiplied by the decimal amount - up to $3,000 for one dependent and $6,000 for two or more.). DO NOT ENTER THE FEDERAL CREDIT AMOUNT.
Foster Care Deduction -
Foster parents may claim a deduction of $1,000 for each child residing in their home under permanent foster care, as defined in the Code of Virginia, providing they claim the foster child as a dependent on their federal and Virginia income tax returns.
Bone Marrow Screening Fee -
Enter the amount of the fee paid for an initial screening to become a possible bone marrow donor, provided you were not reimbursed for the fee and did not claim a deduction for the fee on your federal return.
Virginia College Savings Plan Prepaid Tuition Contract Payments and Savings Account Contributions -
If you are under age 70 on or before December 31 of the taxable year, enter the lesser of $4,000 or the amount paid during the taxable year for each prepaid tuition contract or a savings trust account entered into with the Virginia College Savings Plan (previously called the Virginia Higher Education Tuition Trust Fund). If you paid more than $4,000 per contract or account during the year, you may carry forward any undeducted amounts until the purchase price has been fully deducted. If you are age 70 or older on or before December 31 of the taxable year, you may deduct the entire amount paid to the Virginia College Savings Plan during the year.
Continuing Teacher Education -
A licensed primary or secondary school teacher may enter a deduction equal to twenty percent of unreimbursed tuition costs incurred to attend continuing teacher education courses that are required as a condition of employment, provided these expenses were not deducted from federal adjusted gross income.
Long-Term Health Care Premiums -
Enter the amount of premiums paid for long-term health care insurance, provided they were not actually included as a deduction on Schedule A of your federal income tax return. In addition, the premiums may not have been used as the basis of the Virginia Long-Term Care Insurance Credit, although the taxpayer may be able to claim both the Credit and the Virginia deduction in the same year. For example, if an individual purchased a policy on July 1 and made payments on a monthly basis, he would claim a credit in the current taxable year for six months of premiums and a credit in the second year for the next six months of premiums in order to reach the allowed total of 12 months. In that case, the individual could also claim a deduction in the second year for the six months of premiums that were not used as a basis for the credit. See the Schedule CR instructions for more information.
Virginia Public School Construction Grants Program and Fund -
Enter the amount of total contributions to the Virginia Public School Construction Grants Program and Fund, provided you have not claimed a deduction for this amount on your federal income tax return.
Tobacco Quota Buyout -
Allows a deduction from taxable income for payments received in the preceding year in accordance with the Tobacco Quota Buyout Program of the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 to the extent included in federal adjusted gross income. For example, on your 2013 Virginia return you may deduct the portion of such payments received in 2012 that is included in your 2012 federal adjusted gross income; while payments received in 2013 may generate a deduction on your 2014 Virginia return. Individuals cannot claim a deduction for a payment that has been, or will be, subtracted by a corporation unless the subtraction is shown on a Schedule VK-1 you received from an S Corporation. If you chose to accept payment in installments, the gain from the installment received in the preceding year may be deducted. If, however, you opted to receive a single payment, 10% of the gain recognized for federal purposes in the year that the payment was received may be deducted in the following year and in each of the 9 succeeding taxable years.
Sales Tax Paid on Certain Energy Efficient Equipment or Appliances -
Allows an income tax deduction for 20% of the sales tax paid on certain energy efficient equipment or appliances, up to $500 per year. If filing a joint return, you may deduct up to $1,000.
Organ and Tissue Donor Expenses -
Allows a deduction for unreimbursed expenses that are paid by a living organ and tissue donor that have not been taken as a medical deduction on the taxpayer's federal income tax return. The amount of the deduction is the lesser of $5,000 or the actual amount paid by the taxpayer. If filing a joint return, the deduction is limited to $10,000 or the actual amount paid.
Charitable Mileage -
Enter the difference between 18 cents per mile and the charitable mileage deduction per mile allowed on federal Schedule A. If you used actual expenses for the charitable mileage deduction, and those expenses were less than 18 cents per mile, then you may use the difference between actual expenses and 18 cents per mile.
Bank Franchise Subchapter S Corporation -
Certain shareholders of small businesses may be able to deduct the gain or add the loss of the S Corporation. Complete the worksheet below to determine the amount of your adjustment.
Income from Dealer Disposition of Property -
Allows an adjustment for certain income from dealer dispositions of property made on or after January 1, 2009. In the year of disposition the adjustment will be a subtraction for gain attributable to installment payments to be made in future taxable years provided that (i) the gain arises from an installment sale for which federal law does not permit the dealer to elect installment reporting of income, and (ii) the dealer elects installment treatment of the income for Virginia purposes on or before the due date prescribed by law for filing the taxpayer's income tax return. In subsequent taxable years the adjustment will be an addition for gain attributable to any payments made during the taxable year with respect to the disposition. In the years following the year of disposition, the taxpayer would be required to add back the amount that would have been reported under the installment method. Each disposition must be tracked separately for purposes of this adjustment.
Prepaid Funeral, Medical, and Dental Insurance Premiums -
You may be allowed a deduction of payments for (i) a prepaid funeral insurance policy that covers you or (ii) medical or dental insurance premiums for any person for whom you may claim a deduction for such premiums under federal income tax laws. To qualify for this deduction, you must be age 66 or older with earned income of at least $20,000 for the year and federal adjusted gross income not in excess of $30,000 for the year. The deduction is not allowed for any portion of premiums for which you have been reimbursed, have claimed a deduction for federal income tax purposes, have claimed another Virginia income tax deduction or subtraction, or have claimed a federal income tax credit or any Virginia income tax credit.
Attach an explanation for other deductions.
Computation of Deduction for S Corporation Subject to Bank Franchise Tax
Certain shareholders of small business corporations subject to bank franchise tax may deduct the gain or add back the loss of the S Corporation. Complete the worksheet below to determine the amount of your adjustment.
|a. If your allocable share of the income or gain of the S corporation was included in federal adjusted gross income, enter the amount here
|b. If your allocable share of the losses or deductions of the S corporation was included in federal adjusted gross income, enter the amount here. .
|c. Enter the value of any distributions paid or distributed to you by the S corporation to the extent that such distributions were excluded from federal adjusted gross income.
|d. Add Line b and Line c
|e. Subtract line d from line a. This is your net deduction amount. If this amount is negative you must enter the amount on Schedule ADJ, line 8a and fill in the box marked "LOSS"..
Line 9 Total Deductions
Add Lines 8a through 8c and enter the total in the box. Enter this amount on Line 12 of your Form 760.
Tax Credit for Low-Income Individuals or Virginia Earned Income Credit
You may be eligible to claim a Credit for Low-Income Individuals if your family Virginia adjusted gross income (family VAGI) is equal to or less than the federal poverty guidelines and you meet the Eligibility Requirements. You are eligible for the Virginia Earned Income Credit if you claimed an Earned Income Tax Credit on your federal return. You cannot claim both a Credit for Low-Income Individuals and a Virginia Earned Income Credit. Claim the credit that benefits you the most. Please complete the entire section.
The Credit for Low-Income Individuals or Virginia Earned Income Credit may NOT be claimed if you, your spouse, or any dependents claimed on your return or on your spouse's return claim any of the following:
Before claiming the credit, make sure you are eligible!
- Age deduction
- Exemption for taxpayers who are blind or age 65 and over
- Virginia National Guard subtraction (see Subtraction Code 28)
- Basic Military pay subtraction (see Subtraction Code 38)
- Federal & State employee subtraction (see Subtraction Code 39) OR
- You are claimed as a dependent on another taxpayer's return.
Line 10 Compute your Family VAGI
Enter your Social Security Number, name and Virginia adjusted gross income (VAGI) from Line 9, Form 760. For all married taxpayers, enter your spouse's Social Security Number and name, and then follow the instructions below for your filing status:
Filing Status 2, Married Filing Jointly:
If you entered the joint VAGI for both you and your spouse exactly as shown on Line 9, Form 760, of your joint return, you do not need to enter a separate VAGI for your spouse. If you entered only your portion of the VAGI from Line 9, Form 760, then enter your spouse's VAGI on your spouse's line. The sum of your VAGI and your spouse's VAGI should equal the joint VAGI amount shown on Line 9, Form 760.
Filing Status 3, Married Filing Separately:
To claim the credit, you are required to provide your spouse's VAGI. If your spouse is:
- o Filing a separate Virginia Form 760, enter the VAGI on Line 9, Form 760, from your spouse's return. Only one spouse may claim the Credit for Low-Income Individuals.
- o Not required to file a Virginia Form 760 (for example, if your spouse is a nonresident), compute your spouse's VAGI as if your spouse is required to file a Virginia Form 760 resident return and enter the amount on your spouse's line.
Enter the Social Security Number and name of each dependent claimed as an exemption on your return and, if any of your dependents had income, enter the VAGI for each dependent. For Filing Status 3, Married Filing Separately, also enter the Social Security Number and name for each of your dependents not claimed as an exemption on your return and, if any of the dependents had income, enter the VAGI for each dependent.
Add the VAGI amounts and enter the total. This is your family VAGI.
Line 11 Determine if you qualify for the Credit for Low-Income Individuals
Enter the number of family members listed in Line 10. If your family VAGI on Line 10 is equal to or less than the federal poverty amount for your family size, you are eligible to claim the Credit for Low-Income Individuals.
Line 12 Exemptions to Compute Credit
If you qualify for the Credit for Low-Income Individuals, enter the number of personal exemptions you reported on your Form 760.
Multiply Line 12 by $300. Enter the result on Line 13 and proceed to Line 14. If you do not qualify for the Credit for Low-Income Individuals but claimed an Earned Income Tax Credit on your federal return, enter $0 on Line 13 and proceed to Line 14.
Enter the amount of Earned Income Tax Credit claimed on your federal return. If you did not claim an Earned Income Tax Credit on your federal return enter $0.
When a taxpayer using the married filing separately status computes the Virginia Earned Income Credit , the taxpayer must first determine his proportion of the earned income that was used to qualify for the federal Earned Income Tax Credit . That proportion must then be multiplied by the total Virginia Earned Income Credit , which is 20% of the federal Earned Income Tax Credit . The spouses may then claim their proportional shares of the credit on their separate returns.
Multiply the amount on Line 14 by 20% (.20).
Enter the greater of Line 13 or Line 15.
Line 17 Compute Your Credit
Compare the amount entered on Line 16, Schedule ADJ, to your tax liability on Line 17, Form 760. Enter the smaller amount on Line 17, Schedule ADJ and on Line 21, Form 760.
The Credit for Low-Income Individuals or Virginia Earned Income Credit is a nonrefundable credit. A nonrefundable credit cannot exceed your tax liability. If you claim any credits on Lines 22 or 23, Form 760, in addition to the Credit for Low-Income Individuals or Virginia Earned Income Credit, the sum of all nonrefundable credits claimed cannot exceed your tax liability on Line 17, Form 760.
Many low-income individuals who work and have earned income under $51,567 may also qualify for up to $6,044 in Federal Earned Income Credit when filing their federal tax return! See your federal instructions or call 1-800-829-3676 to order Pub. 596.
Adjustments to the Amount of Tax
Line 18 Addition to Tax
Use Form 760C to compute any addition to tax you may owe for underpayment of estimated taxes. Use Form 760F if at least 66 2/3% of your income is derived from farming, fishing and/or being a merchant seaman.
You will not owe an addition to tax if each payment is made on time and:
- you owe $150 or less in tax with your return.
- total withholding and timely estimated payments were at least 90% (66 2/3% for farmers, fishermen and merchant seamen) of your 2013 tax liability after nonrefundable credits or 100% of your 2012 tax liability after nonrefundable credits.
- you meet one of the exceptions computed on Form 760C or Form 760F. Attach Form 760C or 760F showing the computation.
If you do not meet the criteria shown above, visit
, or refer to Form 760C or Form 760F. If you need to complete Form 760C or 760F, enter the amount of the addition to tax on this line. Those who file Form 760C or Form 760F should fill in the oval and attach a completed copy of Form 760C or Form 760F.
Line 19 Penalty
The due date for filing a calendar year return is May 1, and the automatic extension provisions apply to returns filed by November 1. Depending on when you file your return, you may be required to compute an extension penalty or a late filing penalty. For more information on due dates and penalty provisions, refer to When to File Your Return on Page 2 of these instructions.
If you file your return within 6 months after the due date and the amount of tax due with the return is more than 10% of your total tax liability, you must compute an extension penalty on the balance of tax due. The extension penalty is applied at the rate of 2% per month or part of a month, from the due date through the date your return is filed. The maximum extension penalty is 12% of the tax due. Note: If you do not pay the tax in full when you file your return, a late payment penalty will be assessed at the rate of 6% per month or part of a month from the date the return is filed through the date the tax is paid, to a maximum of 30%. If you file your return during the extension period, but do not pay the tax due when you file your return, both the extension penalty and the late payment penalty may apply. The extension penalty will apply from the due date of the return through the date the return is filed and the late payment penalty will apply from the date the return is filed through the date of payment. To avoid paying the late payment penalty during the extension period, you must pay any tax owed when you file the return.
Late filing penalty:
If you file your return more than 6 months after the due date, no extension provisions apply and you must compute a late filing penalty of 30% of the tax due with your return.
Line 20 Interest
If you filed a tax due return after the filing date, even if you had an extension, you are liable for interest on the tax due amount on Form 760, Line 25, from the due date to the date filed or postmarked. If you do not pay in full when you file the return, you may be subject to additional penalties and interest. To obtain the daily interest factor, please call (804) 367-8031 or contact your locality.
Line 21 Consumer's Use Tax
If the purchases were made from only out-of-state mail order catalog(s) and totaled $100 or less for the entire year, you are not required to pay the use tax. If the purchases were from out-of-state mail order catalog(s) and exceed $100, or the purchases were of any amount from out-of-state sources other than mail order catalogs, then you must report these purchases and pay consumer's use tax on the TOTAL amount of all untaxed purchases from all sources during the calendar year.
For purchases before July 1, 2013,
the statewide tax is 5% of the total price except for food purchased for home consumption.
For purchases on or after July 1, 2013
, the tax is 5.3% of the total price except for food purchased for home consumption. In addition to the statewide increase, there is an additional 0.7% increase in localities included in the Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads regions.
The tax rate on food purchased for home consumption is 2.5% (no change). Visit the website at www.tax.virginia.gov for more information. Enter the amount of Consumer Use Tax you owe on Line 21 of Virginia Schedule ADJ, or file Form CU-7.
Donate to the General Fund by writing a check to the State Treasurer and designating it as a donation to the Commonwealth's General Fund. You must attach your payment to Form GFD. Visit www.tax.virginia.gov or call (804) 367-8031 to obtain this form.
Line 22 Voluntary Contributions to be made from your refund
You may voluntarily donate all or part of your tax refund to one or more qualifying organizations. Enter the contribution code(s) and amount(s) you are donating in the boxes.
60 Virginia Non-game Wildlife Program
61 Democratic Political Party
62 Republican Political Party
63 U.S. Olympic Committee
64 Virginia Housing Program
65 Elderly & Disabled Transportation Fund
66 Community Policing Fund 67 Virginia Arts Foundation
68 Open Space Recreation & Conservation Fund
76 Historic Resources Fund
78 Children of America Finding Hope
82 VA War Memorial Foundation & National D-Day Memorial Foundation
84 Virginia Federation of Humane Societies
85 Tuition Assistance Grant Fund
86 Spay and Neuter Fund
88 Cancer Centers in the Commonwealth
90 Martin Luther King, Jr. Living History and Public Policy Center
93 Celebrating Special Children
Voluntary Contributions to be made from your refund OR tax payment
You may make a payment to the following organizations even if you owe a tax balance or if you wish to donate more than your expected refund.
If you are donating to more than 3 organizations, enter the code "00" in the first box and enter the total amount of all donations. Attach a separate page indicating the amount you wish to contribute to each organization.
71 Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund
72 Family & Children's Trust Fund (FACT)
73 Virginia's State Forests Fund
74 VA's Uninsured Medical Catastrophe Fund
81 Home Energy Assistance
92 Virginia Military Family Relief Fund
Line 23 Public School and Library Foundations
Lines 23a-23c are for donations to Public School Foundations or Library Foundations. You may contribute to Public School Foundations or Library Foundations even if you owe a tax balance or if you wish to donate more than your expected refund. If you want to donate to more than 3 foundations, enter "999999" and the total amount donated to foundations on Line 23a, and attach a schedule showing the foundation number, name and amount donated to each.
Public School and Library Foundations - enter the 6-digit code from the lists starting on Page 34.
You can make a contribution directly to any of the organizations listed above. For more information about these groups, including how you can make a contribution, see Page 30.
Line 24 Total adjustments
Enter the total of Lines 18 - 23c. Enter this amount on Line 28 of Form 760.
Instructions for Virginia Schedule OSC
Compute all credits for taxes paid to other states on
and enter the total credit claimed on Line 22 of Form 760.
Generally, Virginia will allow taxpayers filing resident individual income tax returns to claim credit for income tax paid as a nonresident to another state on earned or business income derived from sources outside Virginia or any gain (if included in federal adjusted gross income) on the sale of a capital asset outside Virginia, provided the income is taxed by Virginia as well as the other state. See Va. Code § 58.1-332 for information on capital assets. If the income is from Arizona, District of Columbia, California or Oregon, claim the credit on the nonresident income tax return of that state instead of on the Virginia return. Attach a complete copy Schedule OSC and all other states' returns to Form 760. The credit must be computed separately for each state. Schedule OSC is available on our website at
or by calling (804) 440-2541.
Border State Method
You may qualify for a special computation if you are required to file a return with Virginia and only one other state provided that other state is Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina or West Virginia. The income from the border state must consist solely of wages and salaries or business income from federal Schedule C, and your Virginia taxable income must be at least equal to the taxable income shown on the other state's return. If you meet all of these qualifications, fill in the border state oval and enter "100.0" in the Income Percentage field.
Line 1 Filing Status
Enter the number listed below to identify the filing status claimed on the other state's tax return.
- Married Filing Jointly
- Married Filing Separately
Line 2 Claiming Credit
Enter the number listed below to identify the person claiming the credit.
- You and Spouse
Line 3 Qualifying Taxable Income
Enter the total taxable income from all of the following categories that apply to you to the extent that this income was taxed by the other state:
- Earned or business income derived from sources outside Virginia that is subject to tax by Virginia as well as another state;
- Gain from the sale of a principal residence outside Virginia that was included in your federal adjusted gross income;
- Gain from the sale of any capital asset not used in a trade or business.
- Income on which corporation income tax was paid to another state (one that does not recognize the federal S Corporation election), by an individual shareholder of an S Corporation. Attach a statement from the S Corporation.
In some states, the tax is computed on total taxable income (from all sources) and then reduced by an allocation percentage. In these cases, you must multiply the total taxable income shown on the other state's return by the allocation percentage to determine the amount of income to enter on this line.
Line 4 Virginia Taxable Income
Enter the amount of Virginia taxable income from Line 14 of Virginia Form 760. If you filed separately in the other state, but are filing jointly in Virginia, enter only the Virginia taxable income attributable to the filer whose income was taxed by the other state.
Line 5 Qualifying Tax Liability
Enter the amount of tax liability reflected on the return you filed with the other state.
Line 6 Identify the State
Enter the 2 character postal abbreviation for the other state.
Line 7 Virginia Income Tax
Enter the amount of Virginia income tax from Line 17 of Virginia Form 760. If you filed separately in the other state, but are filing jointly in Virginia, enter the Virginia income tax due on the amount of Virginia Taxable Income reported on Line 14. Use the tax tables or the tax rate schedule to determine the amount of tax.
Line 8 Income Percentage
Divide the amount of Qualifying Taxable Income by the Virginia Taxable Income. Round the number to one decimal place. The income percentage cannot exceed 100%.
Line 9 Virginia Ratio
Multiply the amount of Virginia income tax by the income percentage.
Line 10 Credit
Enter the lesser of qualifying tax liability or Virginia ratio. Enter the total credit claimed on Line 22 of Form 760.
If claiming more than one credit, continue to Line 11 of Schedule OSC and enter the total of all credits for taxes paid to other states on Line 22 of Form 760.
The sum of all nonrefundable credits claimed cannot exceed your tax liability as shown on Line 17 of Form 760. Nonrefundable credits include the Tax Credit for Low Income Individuals and Credit for Tax Paid to Another State.
About Virginia Schedule CR
Complete Virginia Schedule CR and attach it to your return, along with any necessary documentation, to claim any credits that do not appear on Virginia Form 760 or Virginia Schedule ADJ. Enter the amount from Section 5, Part 1, Line 1A of Schedule CR on Line 23 of Virginia Form 760. Required attachments for each credit are listed in the Schedule CR Instructions.
The credits that can be claimed against individual income tax and are reported on Virginia Schedule CR are listed below. For more information, call (804) 367-8031 or visit the Department's website at
- Trust Beneficiary Accumulation Distribution Tax Credit
- Enterprise Zone Act Tax Credit
- Neighborhood Assistance Act Tax Credit
- Recyclable Materials Processing Equipment Tax Credit
- Conservation Tillage Equipment Tax Credit
- Precision Fertilizer and Pesticide Application Equipment Tax Credit
- Rent Reduction Program Tax Credit
- Vehicle Emissions Testing Equipment and Clean-Fuel Vehicle Tax Credit
- Major Business Facility Tax Credit
- Foreign Source Retirement Income Tax Credit
- Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit
- Day-Care Facility Investment Tax Credit
- Low-Income Housing Tax Credit
- Telework Expenses Tax Credit
- Qualified Equity and Subordinated Debt Investments Tax Credit
- Worker Retraining Tax Credit
- Waste Motor Oil Burning Equipment Tax Credit
- Purchase of Long-Term Care Insurance Tax Credit
- Biodiesel and Green Diesel Fuels Tax Credit
- Livable Home Tax Credit (formerly Home Accessibility Features for the Disabled)
- Riparian Waterway Buffer Tax Credit
- Land Preservation Tax Credit
- Community of Opportunity Tax Credit
- Green Jobs Creation Tax Credit
- Political Contributions Tax Credit
- Farm Wineries and Vineyards Tax Credit
- International Trade Facility Tax Credit
- Port Volume Increase Tax Credit
- Barge and Rail Usage Tax Credit
- Coalfield Employment Enhancement Tax Credit
- Virginia Coal Employment and Production Incentive Tax Credit
- Motion Picture Production Tax Credit
- Agricultural Best Management Practices Tax Credit
- Research and Development Tax Credit
You may contribute to these organizations with your return or send your contributions directly to the organizations at the addresses provided. Following is a brief description of the services provided by the organizations eligible for voluntary contributions.
Virginia Nongame & Endangered Wildlife Program.
This fund provides for research, management and conservation of nongame wildlife species and habitats, including those listed by state or federal agencies as Endangered or Threatened and those identified as Species of Greatest Conservation Need in Virginia's Wildlife Action Plan.
Department of Game & Inland Fisheries
Nongame & Endangered Wildlife Program
P.O. Box 11104
Richmond, VA 23230-1104
61 & 62
Each taxpayer may contribute up to $25 to one of the following qualified parties: Democratic Party (code 61) or Republican Party (code 62).o
U.S. Olympic Committee.
A leader in the global Olympic Movement, the U.S. Olympic Committee challenges thousands of youth and adults to live healthier, more productive lives through sport. By contributing a portion of your Virginia tax refund, you will 1) directly help prepare athletes for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, 2) fund community and elite sport programs all over the country and 3) advance the Olympic Movement, promoting excellence, cultural respect and peace internationally. Your donation will accomplish amazing things! Thank you, and visit us online at www.teamusa.org.
U.S. Olympic Committee Development Division
1 Olympic Plaza
Colorado Springs, CO 80909-5760
Virginia Housing Program.
Supports locally-based organizations providing housing assistance to the low-income elderly, persons with mental or physical disabilities and the homeless in need of emergency, transitional or permanent housing.
Department of Housing & Community Development
Check-Off for Housing Programs
Main Street Centre
600 East Main Street, Suite 1100
Richmond, VA 23219
Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services.
Provides funding to local agencies to improve or expand transportation for elderly or disabled Virginians who cannot drive or use public transportation. Services include transportation for jobs, medical appointments and other essential activities.
Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
8004 Franklin Farms Drive
Henrico, VA 23229-5019
Community Policing Fund.
Contributions are used to provide grants to local law enforcement agencies in Virginia for the purchase of equipment or the support of services related to community policing. The fund supports work that builds local partnerships and problem-solving relationships between local law enforcement agencies and their communities.
Department of Criminal Justice Services
Community Policing Fund
1100 Bank Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Virginia Arts Foundation.
Supports local artists, arts groups and schools in every city and county in Virginia.
Virginia Arts Foundation
c/o Virginia Commission for the Arts
1001 East Broad Street, Suite 330
Richmond, VA 23219
firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 225-3132
Open Space Recreation and Conservation Fund .
These funds are used by the Department of Conservation and Recreation to acquire land for recreational purposes and preserve natural areas; to develop, maintain and improve state parks and state park facilities and to provide matching recreational grants to localities.
Virginia Department of Conservation & Recreation
Open Space Recreation & Conservation Fund
600 East Main Street, Suite 2400
Richmond, VA 23219
Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund.
More than half of Virginia's lands drain into the Chesapeake Bay. This fund is used to help meet needs identified in the state's clean up plan for the Bay and the waters that flow into it.
Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources
1111 E. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Family and Children's Trust Fund.
The Family and Children's Trust Fund contributions support the prevention and treatment of family violence in local communities and through statewide public awareness projects and activities. Family violence includes child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and elder abuse and neglect.
Family and Children's Trust Fund
801 East Main Street, 15th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Virginia's State Forests Fund.
State Forests are managed to sustain multiple natural resources and values [benefits]. Conservation practices protect wetlands, enhance critical wildlife habitat and preserve unique natural areas for biodiversity and provide long-term applied research for restoration and reforestation of native species. Demonstration areas provide private forest landowners with practical, effective solutions to resource management challenges. Recreation opportunities and conservation educational programs are available statewide in all seasons to any age or experience level. State Forests are open to the public without fee for hiking, bird watching and nature observation. Horseback riding, mountain bike riding, fishing, hunting and trapping are allowed on certain state forests with a use permit.
Virginia Department of Forestry
Attn: State Forest Fund
900 Natural Resources Drive, Suite 800
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Virginia's Uninsured Medical Catastrophe Fund.
Assists with medical expenses of Virginia residents who face a life-threatening medical catastrophe.
Uninsured Medical Catastrophe Fund
600 E. Broad St., 12th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Historic Resources Fund
Supports preservation of historic landmarks and historic preservation projects.
Virginia Department of Historic Resources
2801 Kensington Avenue
Richmond, VA 23221
Children of America Finding Hope, Inc.
Uses proven strategies and programs to meet emotional and physical needs of children who are disadvantaged, runaways, in crisis and delinquent by providing hope in a tangible form regardless of religion, race, gender, or socioeconomic status.
Children of America Finding Hope Inc.
P.O. Box 926
Vansant, VA 24656
1-877-700-CAFH (2234) or
Home Energy Assistance Fund
Supports the provision of heating, cooling, energy crisis assistance and weatherization services for lowincome families.
Home Energy Assistance Program
801 Main Street, 9th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Vi rginia War Memor ial Educational Foundation and National D-Day Memorial Foundation
Contributions will be equally divided between these two organizations. The following is a description of the organizations:
Vi rginia War Memor ial Educat ional Foundation
The Memorial honors the nearly 12,000 Virginians who have given the ultimate sacrifice in service to our Nation in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf and the Global War on Terrorism, and all military veterans. The Memorial produces award-winning films and videos that are distributed free of charge to all public and private middle and high schools statewide and offers student and teacher seminars. The Memorial also hosts events and ceremonies and is home to military-related exhibits that are free and open to the public daily.
Virginia War Memorial
621 South Belvidere St., Richmond, VA 23220-6504
For more info, email:email@example.com
National D-Day Memorial Foundation
Exists to honor the valor, fidelity and sacrifice of the Allied Forces on D-Day, June 6, 1944. It also exists to educate - ensuring that the D-Day legacy remains clear, meaningful and accessible to present and future generations.
National D-Day Memorial Foundation
106 East Main Street
P. O. Box 77
Bedford, VA 24523
(800) 351-DDAY * (540) 586-DDAY
Virginia Federation of Humane Societies
Founded in 1959, the Virginia Federation of Humane Societies (VFHS) leads an alliance committed to ending the unnecessary euthanasia of cats and dogs in Virginia shelters. VFHS members include leaders from public & private shelters, rescue groups, veterinarians, animal control officers and citizen advocates. Programs include support for local animal welfare organizations, advocating for humane laws for all animals, and Spay VA which provides pet owners access to convenient and affordable spay/neuter services. Your contribution to VFHS ensures a brighter future for Virginia's animals and their caregivers.
Virginia Federation of Humane Societies, Inc.
P.O. Box 545
Edinburg, VA 22824
Write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant Fund
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) Administers the Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG) Program available to Virginia residents enrolled full time in one of 34 Virginia private, non-profit colleges or universities. Contributions support choice and affordability for eligible undergraduate or graduate degreeseeking students enrolled in participating TAG institutions. Students apply at the college financial aid office. For more information about SCHEV or the TAG program, please visit www. schev.edu and click on "Financial Aid."
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
101 N. 14th Street,
James Monroe Bldg. 10th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Spay and Neuter Fund
All moneys contributed shall be paid to the Spay and Neuter Fund for use by localities in the Commonwealth for providing low-cost spay and neuter surgeries through direct provision or contract or each locality may make the funds available to any private, nonprofit sterilization program for dogs and cats in such locality. The Tax Commissioner shall determine annually the total amounts designated on all returns from each locality in the Commonwealth, based upon the locality that each filer who makes a voluntary contribution to the Fund lists as his permanent address. The State Treasurer shall pay the appropriate amount to each respective locality.
Virginia Federation of Humane Societies, Inc.
P.O. Box 545
Edinburg, VA 22824
Write to: email@example.com
Virginia Cancer Centers
Virginia is fortunate to have two National Cancer Institutedesignated Cancer Centers to serve the people of the Commonwealth: the VCU Massey Cancer Center and the University of Virginia Cancer Center. These two Cancer Centers work together to deliver the leading edge in contemporary cancer care in a supportive and compassionate environment, and to change the future of cancer care through research. Your contribution will enable us to help cancer patients today, and those who will be cancer patients in the future.
University of Virginia Cancer Center
P.O. Box 800773
Charlottesville, VA 22908-0773
(434) 924- 8432
Massey Cancer Center
Virginia Commonwealth University
P.O. Box 980214
Richmond, VA 23298-0214
Martin Luther King, Jr. Living History and Public Policy Center
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Living History and Public Policy Center is the Commonwealth's permanent memorial to Dr. King as required by state law. It is a consortium of public and private institutions of higher education that continues the work and perpetuates the legacy of Dr. King throughout the state.
The Center offers, among other things: educational and cultural programs; public policy analysis of contemporary issues relative to the principles of Dr. King, scholarly research and publications; public and private undergraduate and graduate programs interfacing; support of the state's Standards of Quality and of K-12 academic institutions; and community outreach and service activities.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Living
History and Public Policy Center
816 West Franklin Street, #104
P. O. Box 842019
Richmond, VA 23284-2019
Phone: (804) 938-9884
Virginia Military Family Relief Fund (MFRF)
In 2006, with support from the Virginia Legislature, Governor Tim Kaine established the Military Family Relief Fund (MFRF). This is a quick response grant program to assist military and Family members of the Virginia National Guard and the United States Reserve Components who are residents of Virginia, and, who are called to active duty for periods in excess of 90 days in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom and up to 180 days after their return. The Military Family Relief Fund assists military families with urgent or emergency needs relating to living expenses including but not limited to food, housing, utilities and medical services. Each need is considered on its own merit.
Virginia National Guard Family Programs
5901 Beulah Rd.
Sandston, VA 23150
Celebrating Special Children, Inc. -
To assist individuals with disabilities in realizing their fullest potential, Celebrating Special Children, Inc. provides on-line resource information in an easy to use format for individuals with disabilities, family members, caregivers and service providers. Cradle to older adult resource information is made available from a wide variety of providers at both the state and local level. Resource information listings include private for profit, not-for-profit and government agencies. All listings include a contact telephone number and web address where available. In addition to the resource information database, Celebrating Special Children also publishes original articles on a variety of topics of interest to the disability community. Celebrating Special Children makes information available at no charge to the user.
Celebrating Special Children, Inc.
101 Niblick Drive
Vienna, VA 22180