Virginia Tax Amnesty Program; established. (SB1438)

Introduced By

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Tax Amnesty Program. Establishes the Virginia Tax Amnesty Program to be administered by the Department of Taxation (the Department) during the 2017-2018 fiscal year for not less than 60 nor more than 75 days, as determined by the Tax Commissioner. The Program will be open to any taxpayer that is required but has failed to file a return or to pay any tax administered by the Department. All civil or criminal penalties assessed or assessable and one-half of the interest assessed or assessable, resulting from nonpayment, underpayment, nonreporting, or underreporting of tax liabilities will be waived upon payment of the taxes and interest. For purposes of implementing the Program, the Department is exempt from the project management and procurement oversight of the Virginia Information Technologies Agency. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2017Presented and ordered printed 17101768D
01/13/2017Referred to Committee on Finance
01/15/2017Impact statement from TAX (SB1438)
01/25/2017Reported from Finance (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2017Read second time and engrossed
01/30/2017Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2017Placed on Calendar
02/02/2017Read first time
02/02/2017Referred to Committee on Finance
02/06/2017Impact statement from TAX (SB1438)
02/13/2017Reported from Finance (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2017Read second time
02/15/2017Read third time
02/15/2017Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/15/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2017Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1438ER)
02/17/2017Signed by Speaker
02/20/2017Impact statement from TAX (SB1438ER)
02/20/2017Signed by President
02/21/2017Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/21/17
02/21/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/13/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 433 (effective 7/1/17)
03/13/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0433)