EX-99.906CERT 4 d284574dex99906cert.htm CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO SECTION 906 Certification Pursuant to Section 906

Certification Pursuant to Rule 30a-2(b) under the 1940 Act and Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act

I, George R. Aylward, President of Virtus Total Return Fund (the “Registrant”), certify that:

 

  1. The Form N-CSR of the Registrant containing the financial statements (the “Report”) fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended; and

 

  2. The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Registrant.

 

Date: March 9, 2012

     

/s/ George R. Aylward

      George R. Aylward, President
      (principal executive officer)

I, W. Patrick Bradley, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Virtus Total Return Fund (the “Registrant”), certify that:

 

  1. The Form N-CSR of the Registrant containing the financial statements (the “Report”) fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended; and

 

  2. The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Registrant.

 

Date: March 9, 2012

     

/s/ W. Patrick Bradley

      W. Patrick Bradley, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
      (principal financial officer)