On February 15, the Governor signed legislation conforming Virginia’s tax laws to the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. We are now able to prepare our systems to begin processing 2018 returns, and will start processing over Presidents’ Day weekend.
All 2018 tax forms and instructions are now available on our website.
As you know, our systems process returns in the order we receive them – first in/first out.
Once we process a taxpayer’s return, they can use the Where’s My Refund web app to get up-to-date information about their return status.
As you’d expect, we already have a significant backlog of returns, so taxpayers will experience slower turnaround times for refunds than they’re accustomed to until we have worked through the backlog.
We appreciate your help in ensuring that the taxpayer’s address is correct whether they’re filing electronically or on paper.
Please see the Tax Bulletin distributed earlier today for details about the legislation.