Income tax, state; itemization. (HB1618)

Introduced By

Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton) with support from co-patron Del. Margaret Ransone (R-Kinsale)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Individual income tax; itemization; emergency. Allows an individual taxpayer to itemize for state income tax purposes regardless of whether he itemizes on his federal return for taxable years 2018 through 2025. Current law requires a taxpayer to claim the standard deduction on his state return if he claims the standard deduction on his federal return. The bill contains an emergency clause. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


09/17/2018Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/09/19 19100357D
09/17/2018Referred to Committee on Finance
01/14/2019Referred from Finance
01/14/2019Referred to Committee on Rules
01/17/2019Impact statement from TAX (HB1618)
02/05/2019Left in Rules


Bill T Peabody writes:

doubling the standard deduction brings the amount back to par after adjusting for inflation. It's been over 20 years folks!

Lou Di Leonardo writes:

Itemization usually results in LOWER tax bills. If the State of Virginia allows itemization to account for high local real estate taxes, it is the State that will lose money needed to pay for the foolish expansion of Medicaid into the middle class. State authorities won't allow it for that reason alone.

Jim Ruland writes:

I support doubling the state standard deduction and the option to itemize state taxes even taking federal standard deduction.

Karen Killian writes:

The State is already getting a windfall this year from sales tax on internet sales. They don't need a second, sneaky windfall by ignoring changes on federal tax calculations. These federal changes will mean higher state taxes on the middle class unless the General Assembly does a long overdue overhaul on state income tax calculations.

Chris W. Rhyne writes:

This bill needs to be made law in order to save Virginia tax payers from paying excessive Virginia tax due to the new Federal tax program.