It is always faster and more efficient to file your tax return electronically. If you file your tax return electronically (either through iFile or e-file) your refund will typically be processed in about 1 week. If you file your tax return on paper, please expect your refund to typically take about 4 weeks.
Regardless of whether you file your return electronically or on paper, if you request a paper tax refund check instead of direct deposit, please add another week to your wait time.
- Online Lookup — Check your Individual income tax refund status using our online application.
- Phone Lookup — (804) 367-2486. With a touch-tone phone, you can check the status of your refund 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Debt Collection — Did you receive a partial refund? Learn about the Virginia Setoff Debt Collection Act and the U.S. Department of Treasury Offset Program (TOP).
- Unclaimed Property — Did you not receive a past state tax refund? Learn about collecting unclaimed property.