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VIDEO: What you need to know about the 202 one-time Virginia Tax rebate

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.

We’ll have a lookup tool available Monday, September 19 so you can check if you’re eligible for the rebate. 


Not every taxpayer is eligible. If you had a tax liability last year, you will receive up to $250 if you filed individually, and up to $500 if you filed jointly

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

We’re issuing rebates in the order that taxpayers filed their returns

If you’re eligible and filed by July 1, we’ll 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 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, 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.
  • 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, call us at 804.367.8031, and we can mark it as an invalid account. 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.

Are You Eligible?

If you have questions about your eligibility, check out these common scenarios for more information.

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