The following are the Virginia Deductions to Income:
- Child and Dependent Care Expenses
- Foster Care Deduction
- Bone Marrow Screening Fee
- Virginia College Savings Plan Prepaid Tuition Contract Payments and Savings Account Contributions
- Continuing Teacher Education
- Long-Term Health Care Premiums
- Virginia Public School Construction Grants Program and Fund
- Tobacco Quota Buyout
- Sales Tax Paid on Certain Energy Efficient Equipment or Appliances
- Organ and Tissue Donor Expenses
- Charitable Mileage
- Virginia Bank Franchise Sub chapter S Corporation
- Income from Dealer Disposition of Property
- Prepaid Funeral, Medical, or Dental Insurance Premiums
- ABLE Savings Trust Account Contributions
- Other Deduction
Below you will find a list and description of additional deductions available for your Virginia tax return. Select all that apply and enter the corresponding amounts in the space provided.
Child and Dependent Care Expenses
This deduction may only be claimed if you were eligible to claim a credit for child/dependent care expenses on the federal return. Enter the amount on Form 2441, line 6. DO NOT ENTER THE FEDERAL CREDIT AMOUNT.
Foster Care Deduction
If you claim your foster child as a dependent on your return and the child resides in your home under permanent foster care, you may claim a deduction for $1,000 for each foster child.
Bone Marrow Screening Fee
Fee paid for the initial screening to become a bone marrow donor. You cannot have taken a deduction on the federal return or have been reimbursed for the fee.
Virginia College Savings Plan Prepaid Tuition Contract Payments and Savings Account Contributions
Taxpayers under age 70 may deduct the lesser of $4,000 or the amount contributed to each Virginia529 account. If you contributed more than $4,000 per account during the year, the remaining amount may be carried forward until the contribution has been deducted fully. If you are over age 70, you may deduct the contribution fully in the year it was contributed.
Continuing Teacher Education
Licensed primary and secondary teachers may deduct 20% of unreimbursed tuition costs for attending continuing education courses required as a condition of employment. The expenses must not have been deducted on the federal return.
Long-Term Health Care Premiums
Amount of premiums paid for long-term health care insurance that were not included as a deduction on your federal income tax return.
Virginia Public School Construction Grants Program and Fund
Amount of contributions to the Virginia Public School Construction Grants Program and Fund that were not claimed as a deduction on your federal income tax return.
Tobacco Quota Buyout
Deduction for payments received in the preceding year in accordance with the Tobacco Quota Buyout Program of the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 (if included in federal adjusted gross income).
Sales Tax Paid on Certain Energy Efficient Equipment or Appliances
Deduction for 20% (up to $500 per year - joint return deduction up to $1,000) of the sales tax paid on certain energy efficient equipment or appliances.
Organ and Tissue Donor Expenses
Deduction for unreimbursed expenses 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.
Difference between 18 cents per mile and the charitable mileage deduction per mile allowed on federal Schedule A. If you used actual expenses and they were less than 18 cents per mile, then you may use the difference between actual expenses and 18 cents per mile.
Virginia Bank Franchise Sub chapter 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 in the VA instructions 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 la w 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, or Dental Insurance Premiums
Deduction of payments for (1) a prepaid funeral insurance policy that covers you or (2) medical or dental insurance premiums for any person for whom you may claim a deduction 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.
ABLE Savings Trust Account Contributions
For taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2016. Deduction for the amount contributed (not to exceed $2,000) during the year to an ABLE savings trust account with the Virginia College Savings Plan. No deduction is allowed if the contribution is deducted on the federal income tax return. Contributions that exceed $2,000 may be carried forward and subtracted in future taxable years until the amount has been fully deducted.
If you select Other deduction, you are required to enter the deduction amount and provide a description of the other deductions in the space provided. You would make this selection if you are deducting more than two of the above items.