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Timely Filing and Payments


By Mail

Returns filed using a mail service, including the U.S. Postal Service or a commercial mail delivery service, are considered on time if we receive your return within three (3) business days after the due date.


Returns filed electronically using commercial vendor software are considered on time if we receive your return on the due date by midnight.

This also applies to returns filed through myVTax (corporate/business income tax, sales and use tax, meals and rooms tax, employer withholding tax, and any other miscellaneous taxes accessed through myVTax).

Please note: the taxpayer may be asked to prove to the Tax Commissioner that the return was mailed by the due date.

Due dates falling on holidays and weekends

  • Holidays: When the due date falls on a federal or state holiday, the due date is the next business day.
  • Weekends: When the due date falls on a weekend, the due date is the next business day.

See all filing deadlines


Check or Money Order

Payments made by check or money order are considered on time when we receive your payment within three (3) business days after the due date. 

Electronic Funds Transfer

Payments made using electronic funds transfer (EFT) must be received up to six (6) days after the due date. 

Late Payments

Taxes paid after the due date of the return accrue interest and late payment penalties. My payment is late—tell me how interest and penalties accrue.

Payment Plans

If you cannot make a payment in full, contact the department to learn about payment plans.

Consequences of Failure to Pay by The Due Date

Failure to pay taxes owed by the due date may result in one or more of the following: the imposition of liens, court action, wage garnishment, bank levies, revocation of your business or professional license(s), or both, imposition of a bond on your authority to do business, and the assignment of your debt to a private collection agency.