Free Fillable Forms is an electronic version of the 2016 Virginia resident return (Form 760) that does math for you, but offers only basic guidance to help you complete your return. There are no restrictions for age or income.
Use Free Fillable Forms if you're:
- comfortable doing your own taxes with little guidance,
- a Virginia full-year resident,
- preparing a 2016 return
Part-year residents and nonresidents will need to use another option to prepare and file their return.
Before you start, make sure you have:
- A copy of your 2016 federal tax return
- All income and tax statements you received for 2016 (W-2s,1099-Gs, 1099-MISCs, etc.)
- Any 2016 estimated tax payment amounts
- your bank routing and account numbers if using direct deposit
Avoid common rejects
To avoid some of the most common reasons for a rejected return, make sure you provide the following:
- Locality code (3 digits)
- Check the checking or savings indicator for a direct deposit refund
- Birth date(s)
- Complete and correct email address
Important: you haven't filed if Virginia Tax rejects your return. You should receive an email within 48 hours from firstname.lastname@example.org, letting you know if we've accepted your return. If it was rejected, you'll need to log back into your account, correct any errors, and resubmit before the filing due date.
Electronic filing limitations
While there are no restrictions for using Free Fillable Forms to prepare your return, you won't be able to file online if you claim any of the following:
- more than 3 additions, subtractions, deductions or contributions
- any of the 9 credits that require supporting documentation on the Schedule CR:
- Agricultural Best Management Practices Credit
- Biodiesel and Green Diesel Fuels Tax Credit
- Coalfield Employment Enhancement Tax Credit and Virginia Coal
- Employment and Production Incentive
- Conservation Tillage Equipment Credit
- Enterprise Zone Act Credit
- Foreign Source Retirement Income Tax Credit
- Precision Fertilizer and Pesticide Application Equipment Credit
- Vehicle Emissions Testing Equipment Credit
- Waste Motor Oil Burning Equipment Credit
- the Credit for Taxes Paid to Another State on the Schedule OSC
You can still use the software to fill out your return, but you'll need to print and mail your return instead of filing online.
Free Fillable Forms FAQs - more guidance, including browser limitations and computer requirements
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