Va. grants license extensions, waives tax penalties because of storm

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia is granting people whose licenses or permits expire Oct. 31 some extra time to renew them without penalty because of this week’s storm.

Gov. Bob McDonnell is also giving people and businesses harmed by the late-season hurricane that morphed into a mid-autumn blizzard in some areas a waiver on penalties or interest from late October state tax returns.

Virginia motorists who need a new driver’s license or registration before November now have until Nov. 9 to visit the Department of Motor Vehicles for a renewal.

To qualify for the tax penalty and interest waiver, taxpayers must show they couldn’t file their taxes on time because the storm made their financial records inaccessible.

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