When we were able to start processing returns in mid-Februaryover one million returns had already been submitted. We're pleased to report that we have worked through that backlog and are now current with individual income tax processing.  

What this means for taxpayers

We're continuing to process returns as quickly as we can without compromising accuracy or the security of your data.

If you’ve already filed, you do not need to file an amended return. The tax bills passed in this year’s General Assembly included a provision that conforms Virginia's tax laws with federal tax laws. Products from all tax software vendors – as well as our eForms and paper forms – were prepared with that in mind. So you do not need to re-file.

As in prior years, we are committed to taking the time needed to ensure that refunds go to the rightful owners. If your return is selected for review, it will take longer to receive your refund. However, our goal is to stop fraudulent refunds before they’re issued, and we appreciate your patience as we work through that process. 

To check your refund status, go to our Where’s my Refund online tool or call our automated phone system at 804.367.2486.

If you haven't filed yet, we encourage you to file electronically and request direct deposit if you’re due a refund. Before filing, we also suggest reading our tips to help reduce the chances that your return is stopped for review.