When can I expect my refund?

If you qualify for an accelerated refund, our staff will electronically transmit information from your return directly to the Department of Taxation. If the information is within the Department's guidelines you should receive your refund within 7 to 10 days. Otherwise, you should receive it within 4 to 6 weeks.

Two refund options are offered. Refunds can be issued by direct deposit into a checking or savings account or on a prepaid debit card, the Virginia Tax Refund Debit Card. The Department will no longer issue paper refund checks. Filers must specify which option they prefer and enter a date of birth on their returns.

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1. Where do I mail my return and who do I make my check out to?
2. When are income taxes and estimated payments due?
3. When can I expect my refund?
4. Can I pay state income tax by credit card?