When can I expect my refund?

The processing time for most returns is 4 to 6 weeks.

  • You may check the status of your return by checking the Virginia Tax website or by calling  804-367-2486.
  • In 2015, the General Assembly approved language that eliminated the debit card option and now requires all tax refunds to be issued by direct deposit or by check.
    • Tax refunds previously issued on a MasterCard® debit card are still valid and taxpayers may continue to use those cards.

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1. To whom do I make my check out and where do I mail my tax return?
2. When are the taxes and estimated payments due?
3. Where can I get some assistance with the preparation of my state return?
4. When can I expect my refund?
5. How do I change my address after I have filed my return?
6. Where can taxpayers get free assistance for federal tax preparation?
7. What is the telephone number for the Department of Taxation in Richmond?
8. Whom do I call if my refund check is incorrect?
9. Can I pay state income tax by credit card?