Virginia taxpayers who have been putting off the inevitable can
submit their forms directly to the state Department
of Taxation via a secured Web site this year. The application,
called iFile for Individuals, was developed by the department
and American Management Systems, Inc., an international technology
consulting firm based in Fairfax. The iFile program allows residents
to file and arrange for direct deposit of a refund or pay taxes
with check or credit card. There is no charge for filing online
and the taxation department said refunds will be deposited faster.
deadline for filing state taxes is May 1.