Virginia has not issued guidance regarding the federal exclusion of unemployment income for tax year 2020.
What if I filed already and excluded the unemployment income?
If you already filed with unemployment included on return, you do not need to take any additional action with respect to the Virginia return.
What if I didn't file yet and the unemployment is being excluded from the federal return?
If you have not yet filed, you will need to add back the amount of unemployment compensation excluded from the federal taxable income.
How do I add the unemployment back to my state return?
This is automatically added back to the Virginia Resident and Nonresident Returns.
To add the unemployment to the Virginia Part-Year return:
- State Section
- Additions to Income
- Other Additions
What if I filed my state return with the unemployment income excluded on the federal return?
If you filed your return and the unemployment income was excluded on the state return, you may wish to wait for guidance from the state regarding if an amended return is required.