Virginia Tax has announced that Virginia taxpayers can start filing both state and federal
individual income tax returns beginning Monday. Jan. 24.
Last year, electronic filing increased by 2% as over 100,000 more Virginians took advantage of
this option. Filing a return electronically has many benefits:
Electronically filed returns are typically processed within two weeks while mailed returns may
take up to eight weeks or longer to process;
Taxpayers are less likely to make common mistakes such as putting the wrong number in the
wrong place or making math errors;
Electronic filing meets strict security guidelines to protect a tax return; and
Taxpayers will receive confirmation that their return was filed.
Taxpayers whose income was $73,000 or less in 2021 are eligible to file their taxes for free.
Virginia Tax takes refund fraud seriously and encourages taxpayers to do the same. The
automated system reviews returns for suspicious activity or possible fraud before employees
manually evaluate the returns selected for review. Filing early helps ensure the fastest possible
refund if a return is selected for review.
Taxpayer To-Do 2022:
Learn more about Refund Fraud Prevention on Virgina Tax’s website.taxpayers you can track
their return or refund.
Taxpayers should be sure to enter their correct address and bank information. Last year, more
than 16,000 direct deposits were rejected for incorrect bank information.
Taxpayers may check the status of their refunds by calling 804.367.2486 or by using the
Where’s My Refund application on the Virginia Tax website.
Taxpayers may pay any taxes owed with one of these payment options: Pay online directly from
a bank account with no additional fees, or use a credit or debit card, which incurs an additional
fee; Mail a check or money order, which must be postmarked by the due date.
For additional information, visit www.tax.virginia.gov.