The 2023 Virginia General Assembly passed a law giving taxpayers with a tax liability a rebate of up to $200 for individual filers and up to $400 for joint filers. 

You must file your taxes by November 1 to receive the rebate. See Individual Income Tax Filing for your filing options. 

Not every taxpayer is eligible

Not every taxpayer is eligible. If you had a tax liability last year, you will receive up to $200 if you filed individually, and up to $400 if you filed jointly. Tax liability is the amount of tax you owe throughout the year minus any credits (like the earned income tax credit or the credit for taxes you paid to another state), deductions, or subtractions.

We’re unable to provide taxpayer-specific information about eligibility at this time. 

Some taxpayers will receive the rebate by direct deposit and some will receive a paper check

If you received a refund by direct deposit this year, you’ll likely receive your rebate by direct deposit in the same bank account. All other eligible taxpayers will receive their rebate by paper check in the mail. 

  • If you've moved in the last year and have a current forwarding order with the USPS, then your check will be forwarded to your new address.  
  • If you’re not sure, make sure your mailing address is up-to-date with us. See How to Change Your Name, Address, or Social Security Number for more information. 
  • We’re not able to update your bank account information. If the bank account where you received your Virginia refund by direct deposit is closed, you’ll receive your rebate by paper check in the mail.  

Some taxpayers’ rebates will be reduced or withheld to satisfy existing debts

If you owe money to certain government agencies and institutions, we are required to use your rebate to satisfy that debt before sending you the remainder in a check. If you owe more than the amount of your rebate, we will send you a letter explaining the use of your rebate toward the debt.