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Category: Virginia

Virginia Subtractions from Income

Interest on US Government Obligations

Enter the amount of any income (interest, dividends and gain) from obligations of the U.S. that are included in your federal adjusted gross income, but are exempt from Virginia state tax.


Disability Income Exclusion

Enter the amount of disability income reported as wages (or payments in lieu of wages) on your federal return for Permanent and total disability. On joint returns, each spouse can qualify for the deduction. Individuals can subtract up to $20,000 of disability income as defined under Internal Revenue Code Section 22(c)(2)(b)(iii).

The following entries show as Other Subtractions from Income on your Virginia return. Please note the Code number of the item, as this will appear on your VA 760-CG under Subtractions in Part 1.

Income from Virginia Obligations- Code 20

Enter the amount of income from Virginia obligations that you included in your federal adjusted gross income. Income from Virginia obligations would include interest on Virginia state bonds or municipal obligations and gains from sales of those obligations that are included in your federal adjusted gross income.

Federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit Wages –Code 21
Enter the amount of wages or salaries eligible for the federal work opportunity tax credit that you included in your federal adjusted gross income. Do not enter the federal credit amount.


Tier 2 and Other Railroad Retirement and Railroad Unemployment Benefits Code 22
Enter the amount of Tier 2 vested dual benefits and other Railroad Retirement Act benefits and Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act benefits included in federal adjusted gross income and reported on your federal return as a taxable pension or annuity.


Virginia Lottery Prizes – Code 24
Enter the sum of all prizes under $600 awarded to you by the Virginia Lottery Department to the extent that you included them in your federal adjusted gross income.


Virginia National Guard Income –Code 28
Enter the amount of wages or salaries for active and inactive service in the National Guard of the Commonwealth of Virginia for persons of rank O3 and below included in federal adjusted gross income. This amount may not exceed the amount of income received for 39 days or $3,000, whichever is less. Reminder: This subtraction does not apply to members of the active or reserve units of the Army, Navy, Air Force or Marines, or the National Guard of other states or the District of Columbia. If you claim this subtraction, you cannot claim a credit for Low Income Individuals.


Operation Joint Endeavor Combat Pay –Code 29
Enter the amount of combat pay for service in support of Operation Joint Endeavor that was included in federal adjusted gross income. May not be applicable to 2013.

Military Pay and Allowances Attributable to Active Duty Service in a Combat Zone or a Qualified Hazardous Duty Area –Code 30
Enter any military pay and allowances earned while serving by the order of the President of the United States with the consent of Congress in a combat zone or qualified hazardous duty area treated as a combat zone for federal tax purposes pursuant to Section 112 of the Internal Revenue Code that has not been otherwise subtracted, deducted or exempted from federal adjusted gross income.

Retirement Plan Income Previously Taxed by Another State –Code 31
Enter the amount of retirement income received during the taxable year on which the contributions were taxed in another state, but were deductible from federal adjusted gross income during the same period. The total amount of this subtraction cannot exceed the amount of the contributions previously taxed by another state, usually in a previous year.


Virginia College Savings Plan Income Distribution or Refund –Code 34
Enter the amount of any income included in federal adjusted gross income that is attributable to a distribution of benefits or a refund from the Virginia College Savings Plan (previously called the Virginia Higher Education Tuition Trust Fund), in the event of a beneficiary’s death, disability or receipt of scholarship.


Basic Military Pay –Code 38
Some taxpayers who qualify as military personnel stationed inside or outside Virginia and who are on extended active duty for more than 90 days can subtract up to $15,000 of military basic pay received during the taxable year. If the military basic pay does not exceed $15,000, then the entire amount may be subtracted. If the basic military pay is over $15,000, then the subtraction is reduced by the amount exceeding $15,000. For every $1.00 of income over $15,000, the maximum subtraction is reduced by $1.00.If your basic military pay is $30,000 or more, you are not entitled to a subtraction. On joint returns, each spouse can qualify for the subtraction. If you claim this subtraction, you cannot claim a credit for Low Income Individuals.

Federal and State Employees - Code 39
Any individual who qualifies as a federal or state employee earning $15,000 or less in annual salary from all employment can subtract up to $15,000 of the salary from that state or federal job. If both spouses on a joint return qualify, each spouse may claim the subtraction. The subtraction cannot exceed the actual salary received. If you claim this subtraction, you cannot claim a credit for Low Income Individuals.


Income Received by Holocaust Victims –Code 40
To the extent included in your federal adjusted gross income, subtract any income resulting from the return or replacement of assets stolen during the Holocaust and throughout the time period leading up to, during, and directly after World War II as a result of: Nazi persecution, individual being forced into labor against his or her will, transactions with or actions of the Nazi regime, treatment of refugees fleeing Nazi persecution, or holding of such assets by entities or persons in the Swiss Confederation.


Payments Made under the Tobacco Settlement –Code 41
Enter the amount of payments received under the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement, the National Tobacco Grower Settlement Trust, and the Tobacco Loss Assistance Program, provided they have not been deducted for federal tax purposes.

Gain on the Sale of Land for Open Space Use- Code 42
Enter the amount of any gain on the sale or exchange of real property or easement to real property which results in the property or easement being devoted to open-space use as defined in Section 58.1-3230 of the Code of Virginia for a period not less than 30 years.

Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients Code 44
Enter the amount of military retirement income you received as an individual awarded the Medal of Honor.


Avian Influenza –Code 45
An individual income tax subtraction is available for indemnification payments received by qualified contract poultry growers and table egg producers as a result of the depopulation of poultry flocks because of avian influenza in 2002. Indemnification payments made to owners of poultry who contract with poultry growers do not qualify for this subtraction. May not be applicable to 2013 subtractions.


Military Death Gratuity Payments –Code 46
Retroactive to taxable year 2001, survivors of military personnel killed in the line of duty may claim a subtraction for military death gratuity payments made after September 11, 2001, to the extent that the payments were included in federal adjusted gross income.

Certain Death Benefit Payments- Code 49
Allows a beneficiary taxpayer to subtract the death benefit payments received from an annuity contract that are subject to federal income taxation, for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2007.

Gain from Land Preservation- Code 51
To the extent a taxpayer's federal gain includes gain or loss recognized on the sale or transfer of a Land Preservation Tax Credit, the taxpayer is required to subtract the gain or add back the loss on their Virginia return.


Other- Code 99
Enter the reason/explanation for other subtractions if using this code.