The state government has provided extra resources for Virginia’s workers while we overcome this pandemic. Please note that because of this situation, the Virginia Employment Commission will waive the one-week waiting period so workers can receive unemployment insurance benefits sooner. The VEC has also expanded the criteria for workers who would qualify for unemployment benefit which includes:
- Workers whose employers reduced or completely stopped operations because of COVID-19.
- Workers who have not obtained paid sick or medical leave through their employer but have been issued a notice to self-quarantine by a medical or public health official.
- Workers who have not obtained paid family leave through their employer but must stay home to care for a sick family member.
Taxes – The Virginia Department of Taxation has extended the due date for individual and corporate income taxes to June 1, 2020, though the filing deadline of May 1, 2020 will remain the same. Please note that while the due date has been extended, interest will continue to accrue.