State Income Tax

State Tax Returns


Virginia Individual Income Tax returns must be filed annually on or before May 1. However, there is no penalty for refund returns filed after the due date. It is the responsibility of the Commissioner of the Revenue's Office to review and process individual state tax returns for York County residents. Each return is reviewed for completeness and accuracy. Taxpayers are notified of any errors or omissions and allowed to correct these errors before the returns are forwarded to the Virginia Department of Taxation, which may prevent having to file an amended return later.

The staff will complete Virginia Individual Income Tax Returns for York County residents who visit the office with a complete copy of their Federal Income Tax return. There is no charge and no appointment is necessary. If you need forms or assistance, you may call our office at 757-890-3381 or you may contact the Department of Taxation at 804-367-8031.

Free Income Tax Return & Electronic Filing


IRS Certified Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) preparers are offering free federal and state income tax preparation and electronic filing. For additional information or questions, please call 757-220-7029, Option 3 (leave message) or email us. Free filing services will be available at 4 Williamsburg area locations:

Abram Frink Jr. Community Center


8901 Pocahontas Trail (Highway 60-E)
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Hours
February 6, 13, 20, 27
2 - 5:30 p.m.

Quarterpath Recreation Center


202 Quarterpath Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Hours
Saturdays from February 1 to April 15, 2017
9:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.

CW Bruton Heights Education Center


301 First Street
Room 204
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Hours
Tuesdays and Thursdays from February 1 to April 15, 2017
2 - 5:30 p.m.

James City County Recreation Center


5301 Longhill Road
Room C
Williamsburg, VA 23188

Hours
Mondays February 6 and 13 and Wednesdays from February 1 to April 15, 2017
2 - 5:30 p.m.

Documents Needed for Filing


Be sure to bring the following documentation:
  • 2015 federal and state returns
  • Bank account information (check)
  • Form 1095-A, B, C
  • Government issued picture ID (Driver's License)



  • Identity theft pin/letter
  • Receipts for deductions
  • Social security cards
  • W-2s/1099s

Important Notices


  • Effective January 1, 2016, the Commonwealth will no longer issue tax refunds on pre-paid debit cards. Refunds will be issued by check or as a direct deposit into a bank account. Please note, any previously debit cards issued over the past 3 years with a balance is still valid and may be used for up to 5 years. For questions regarding these cards, please contact the Go Program at 1-855-409-0580. For additional information regarding the debit card elimination, please visit the Virginia Department of Taxation's website.
  • Effective July 1, 2015, the Virginia Department of Taxation will begin charging $5 for each copy of a previously filed tax return. For more information, please refer to their Copies of Returns page.
  • Due to required budget reductions, live chat is no longer available on the Virginia Department of Taxation's website.