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Virginia Deductions from Income

The following entries show as deductions on your return. Please note the Code number on the item, as this will appear on your VA 760-CG under Deductions


Foster Care Deduction – Code 102
Foster parents may claim a deduction of $1,000 for each child residing in their home under permanent foster care, as defined in the Code of Virginia, providing they claim the foster child as a dependent on their federal and Virginia income tax returns.


Bone Marrow Screening Fee –Code 103
Enter the amount of the fee paid for an initial screening to become a possible bone marrow donor, provided you were not reimbursed for the fee and did not claim a deduction for the fee on your federal return.

Virginia College Savings Plan Prepaid Tuition Contract Payments and Savings Account Contributions –Code 104
If you are under age 70 on or before December 31 of the taxable year, enter the lesser of $4,000 or the amount paid during the taxable year for each prepaid tuition contract or a savings trust account entered into with the Virginia College Savings Plan (previously called the Virginia Higher Education Tuition Trust Fund). If you paid more than $4,000 per contract or account during the year, you may carry forward any un-deducted amounts until the purchase price has been fully deducted. If you are age 70 or older on or before December 31 of the taxable year, you may deduct the entire amount paid to the Virginia College Savings Plan during the year.


Continuing Teacher Education –Code 105
A licensed primary or secondary school teacher may enter a deduction equal to twenty percent of unreimbursed tuition costs incurred to attend continuing teacher education courses that are required as a condition of employment, provided these expenses were not deducted from federal adjusted gross income.


Long-Term Health Care Premiums –Code 106
Enter the amount of premiums paid for long-term health care insurance, provided they were not actually included as a deduction on Schedule A of your federal income tax return. In addition, the premiums may not have been used as the basis of the Virginia Long-Term Care Insurance Credit, although the taxpayer may be able to claim both the Credit and the Virginia deduction in the same year. For example, if an individual purchased a policy on July 1 and made payments on a monthly basis, he would claim a credit in the current taxable year for 6 months of premiums and a credit in the second year for the next six months of premiums in order to reach the allowed total of 12 months. In that case, the individual could also claim a deduction in the second year for the 6 months of premiums that were not used as a basis for the credit.


Virginia Public School Construction Grants Program and Fund –Code 107
Enter the amount of total contributions to the Virginia Public School Construction Grants Program and Fund, provided you have not claimed a deduction for this amount on your federal income tax return.


Tobacco Quota Buyout –Code 108
Allows a deduction from taxable income for payments received in the preceding year in accordance with the Tobacco Quota Buyout Program of the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 to the extent included in federal adjusted gross income. For example, on your 2014 Virginia return you may deduct the portion of such payments received in 2013 that is included in your 2013 federal adjusted gross income; while payments received in 2014 may generate a deduction on your 2015 Virginia return. Individuals cannot claim a deduction for a payment that has been, or will be, subtracted by a corporation unless the subtraction is shown on a schedule VK-1 you received from an S Corporation. If you chose to accept payment in installments, the gain from the installment received in the preceding year may be deducted. If, however, you opted to receive a single payment, 10% of the gain recognized for federal purposes in the year that the payment was received may be deducted in the following year and in each of the nine succeeding taxable years.


Sales Tax Paid on Certain Energy Efficient Equipment or Appliances –Code 109
Allows an income tax deduction for 20% of the sales tax paid on certain energy efficient equipment or appliances, up to $500 per year. If filing a joint return, you may deduct up to $1,000.


Organ and Tissue Donor Expenses – Code 110
Allows a deduction for unreimbursed expenses that are paid by a living organ and tissue donor that have not been taken as a medical deduction on the taxpayer’s federal income tax return. The amount of the deduction is the lesser of $5,000 or the actual amount paid by the taxpayer. If filing a joint return, the deduction is limited to $10,000 or the actual amount paid.


Charitable Mileage –Code 111
Enter the difference between 18 cents per mile and the charitable mileage deduction per mile allowed on federal Schedule A. If you used actual expenses for the charitable mileage deduction, and those expenses were less than 18 cents per mile, then you may use the difference between actual expenses and 18 cents per mile.


Bank Franchise Subchapter S Corporation –Code 112
Certain shareholders of small businesses may be able to deduct the gain or add the loss of the S Corporation. Complete the worksheet found on the state website to determine the amount of your adjustment.


Income from Dealer Disposition of Property- Code 113
Allows an adjustment for certain income from dealer dispositions of property made on or after January 1, 2009. In the year of disposition the adjustment will be a subtraction for gain attributable to installment payments to be made in future taxable years provided that (i) the gain arises from an installment sale for which federal law does not permit the dealer to elect installment reporting of income, and (ii) the dealer elects installment treatment of the income for Virginia purposes on or before the due date prescribed by law for filing the taxpayer's income tax return. In subsequent taxable years the adjustment will be an addition for gain attributable to any payments made during the taxable year with respect to the disposition. In the years following the year of disposition, the taxpayer would be required to add back the amount that would have been reported under the installment method. Each disposition must be tracked separately for purposes of this adjustment.

Other- Code 199
Attach an explanation for other deductions.