Tax timeIf you are a Virginia resident, you may be eligible for a new Virginia tax rebate. According to Virginia Tax, an agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the 2022 Virginia General Assembly passed a law earlier this year giving taxpayers with a liability a rebate of up to $250 for individual filers and up to $500 for joint filers.

Tax liability is the amount of tax you owe throughout the year minus any credits (like the credit for taxes you paid to another state or the credit for low income individuals), deductions, or subtractions.

However, not every taxpayer is eligible. You can verify your eligibility using the Virginia Tax rebate lookup tool.

The Commonwealth of Virginia is issuing rebates in the order that taxpayers filed their returns. According to their website, if you’re eligible and filed by September 5, the state will send your rebate by October 17, which means you should receive it by October 31. You must file your taxes by November 1 to receive the rebate. (See Individual Income Tax Filing for your filing options.)

Some taxpayers will receive a paper check, and others will receive the rebate by direct deposit. If you received a refund by direct deposit this year, you’ll likely receive your rebate by direct deposit in the same bank account, with the description “VA DEPT TAXATION VATXREBATE.” 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.
  • The Commonwealth of Virginia is 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, the state is 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, the state will send you a letter explaining the use of your rebate toward the debt.

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