Have you received a “Review of Tax Return” letter from the Virginia Department of Taxation?
The Virginia Department of Taxation is sending “Review of Tax Return” letters (AUIN073A RAP Additional Review) to some taxpayers to verify withholding information. Because of the increase in identity theft and refund fraud, Virginia is taking extra precautions this year to validate the refund returns it processes.
Processing of tax returns could take longer as Virginia works to protect taxpayer information and ensure that taxpayers receive the state income tax refunds to which they are entitled.
You might be concerned if you receive a Review of Tax Return letter. Receiving the letter does not mean you are a victim of identity theft or that your return contain errors or missing data. It just means that your return was stopped for review.
If you receive this letter, you should read it carefully to determine what action you might need to take.
Please note the following:
• If you DID NOT submit an individual income tax return, you should check where indicated in the first paragraph of the letter and return it using the fax number or address provided.
• If you DID file a return, you should follow the instructions in the letter and submit all requested documents as soon as possible by fax or mail. Virginia will continue processing returns once it receives all requested documents and confirms that the returns are correct. Once you send in the requested documents, please allow 7 business days for Virginia to receive them.
• If you filed a return and already received your refund, or receive one before sending Virginia the requested information, Virginia was able to verify your returns through other means. They no longer need documentation from you, and you may disregard the letter.
Getting a letter from the state about your tax return can be stressful, but we are here to help. If you received a Review of Tax Return Letter, please contact Hampton Roads Accounting today for assistance or to answer any questions you may have.
Hampton Roads Accounting is happy to help you, whether we prepared your return or not.
Just go to our ‘Contact Us’ page to get started. We will be in touch right away.