Copies of Tax Returns

Complete the VA-1 form to request copies of previously filed tax returns.

You may request copies up to five years back for Individual Income tax, Corporation Income tax and Pass-Through Entity tax or five tax periods back for Sales tax and Employer Withholding tax.. 

There is a $5 fee for each tax return copy requested.  Full payment must be enclosed with your request.   Please do not send cash; make check or money order payable to the Virginia Department of Taxation.  In the event we are unable to process your request or are unable to locate each of the tax returns requested, a refund will be issued.  Please allow 30 days for the refund to be processed.

Only the authorized taxpayer, power of attorney, court appointed representative or officer of a company may request copies.  The PAR 101 form does not authorize copies of tax returns.  All requests go through a stringent authentication review.  If you need to update your Power of Attorney, business contacts, addresses, corporate officers, etc., please do so first.

Requests may take up to 30 days to process.

Please note: a copy of a previously filed tax return is the actual submitted tax return and is not the same as a transcript.  If you need a copy of transaction information for your account such as a record of all payments and adjustments made to your originally filed return, please submit your request in writing to:

Virginia Department of Taxation
P.O Box 1115
Richmond, VA  23218-1115


Last Updated 02/02/2017 12:13