Income tax, state; advances conformity of the Commonwealth's tax code with the federal tax code. (SB1225)

Introduced By

Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia income tax; emergency. Advances conformity of the Commonwealth's tax code with the federal tax code to December 31, 2018, starting with taxable year 2018. The bill increases, starting with taxable year 2019, the amount of the standard deduction (i) from $3,000 to $6,000 for an individual or for married persons filing separately and (ii) from $6,000 to $12,000 for married persons filing jointly. Starting in 2020, the bill adjusts Virginia's standard deduction by the percentage increase in the Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U) for the previous taxable year. In taxable year 2026, the standard deduction would return to $3,000 for an individual or a married person filing jointly and $6,000 for married persons filing jointly, coincident with the expiration of the individual income tax provisions of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). Beginning in taxable year 2020, the individual tax brackets and the personal deductions will also be adjusted by the percentage increase of the C-CPI-U for the previous taxable year. The bill reduces the corporate income tax from its current rate of six percent to five and one-half percent in 2018 and to five percent in 2019 and subsequent years. The bill provides that any additional revenues generated by the TCJA, beyond those revenues necessary to offset the reduction in revenues resulting from the provisions of the bill, shall be transferred to the Tax Policy Fund, created by the bill, to be used to provide tax reform to Virginia taxpayers starting in fiscal year 2020. The bill contains an emergency clause. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/04/2019Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/09/19 19102178D
01/04/2019Referred to Committee on Finance
01/21/2019Impact statement from TAX (SB1225)
01/30/2019Passed by indefinitely in Finance (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1851 and HB2110.