Virginia one-time tax rebate starts to hit bank accounts

By Carly Snyder

Virginia taxpayers’ wallets are getting a little fuller thanks to refunds on last year’s income tax payments.  

According to the Virginia Department of Taxation, taxpayers can expect to receive up to $250 if they filed individually, or up to $500 if they filed jointly.  

The one-time rebates are a result of a bipartisan budget deal that was approved by the Virginia General Assembly in June. Virginia lawmakers say the rebates are an attempt to offer direct tax relief.   

Virginia Department of Taxation Commissioner Craig Burns expects to issue about 3.2 million rebates this year.  

However, not all taxpayers qualify for these rebate payments. Taxpayers can check their eligibility and locate the status of their refund at