Reminder: March 2018 Tax Deadlines for Businesses

Posted on 03.13.18

Reminder: March 2018 Tax Deadlines for Businesses

Provided by Virginia Tax, the following article serves as a reminder for tax professionals in C corporations and pass-through entities to file, either electronically or on paper, returns and payments by the appropriate March 2018 deadline.


Corporation Income Tax

Corporation Income Tax returns (Form 500) are due on March 15, 2018 from:

  • Fiscal year filers whose taxable year ends Nov. 30, 2017
  • Fiscal year filers, excluding C corporations*, whose taxable year ends on May 31, 2017 and who are filing under Virginia’s automatic 6-month extension 
  • C corporation* fiscal year filers whose taxable year ends on April 30, 2017 and who are filing under Virginia’s automatic 7-month extension

*Note: Beginning with returns originally due April 15, 2017, C corporations have an automatic seven month filing extension. The extension period for all other corporate entities is six months.

Pass-Through Entities

Pass-Through Entity Return of Income and Return of Nonresident Withholding Tax (Form 502) is due on March 15, 2018 from: 

  • Fiscal year filers whose taxable year ends Nov. 30, 2017
  • Fiscal year filers whose taxable year ends on May 31, 2017 and who are filing under Virginia’s automatic 6-month extension 

Sales and Use Tax

Sales tax returns and payments for February 2018 are due March 20, 2018. You are required to file a return even if no tax is due.  .

The following returns and payments must be filed accordingly: 

Electronic Returns/Payments

Paper Returns/Payments

(ST-9) Retail Sales and Use Tax returns(WCT-2) Watercraft Sales and Use Tax
(ST-8) Out-of-State Dealer's Use Tax(AST-2) Dealer's Aircraft Sales and Use Tax
(MVR-420) Motor Vehicle Rental Tax 
(VM-2) Vending Machine Dealer's Sales Tax 
(ST-7) Business Consumer’s Use Tax *if a liability was incurred 

Withholding Tax

All employers are required to file withholding tax returns and make payments electronically. 

Employer’s Return of Virginia Income Tax Withheld (Form VA-5) for February 2018 is due March 25, 2018 from:

  • Businesses that file on a monthly basis
  • Seasonal businesses that designated February as a month of operation when the business was registered 

Questions on tax filings for you and your business? We can help. Contact your Keiter representative or Email | 804.747.0000. 

Source: Virginia Tax


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