New Virginia tax law allows Virginia Tax to start processing returns for tax year 2018

We are starting to process 2018 returns in the order we received them. The Where’s My Refund online tool is now open and available for you to check on your return and refund status.

Read our Filing Season Update for more details.

Do you qualify for Free File?

If you (and your spouse, if filing jointly) made $66,000 or less in 2018, you qualify to file both your federal and state return for free using one of the software products below.

Make sure you're filing your Virginia income tax return for free:

  • Choose the software you want directly from this page. If you access it from somewhere else - including the IRS's Free File page - you may be charged a fee to file your state return.
  • Review the qualifications (age, income, military experience, etc.) for each software option to make sure you're eligible to use that software for free.
  • If you've used the paid version of the software in the past, you may need to create a new account to file for free.

Free File Options

Do you qualify? Start your return

You qualify to file for free if:

  • Your adjusted gross income is $60,000 or less, and 
  • You're under 52 years of age; or
  • You qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit, or
  • You're active duty military with adjusted gross income of $66,000 or less
1040.com
You qualify to file for free if:
  • Your adjusted gross income is $55,000 or less, and
  • You're age 56 or younger, or
  • You're eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit, or
  • You're active duty military with adjusted gross income of $66,000 or less
TaxAct
You qualify to file for free if:
  • Your adjusted gross income is $66,000 or less, and
  • You're between 17 and 51, or
  • You're eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit, or
  • You're active duty military with adjusted gross income of $66,000 or less
H&R Block Free File
You qualify to file for free if:
  • Your adjusted gross income is between $14,000 and $66,000, no age limitations, or
  • You're active duty military with adjusted gross income of $66,000 or less
Online Taxes at OLT.com
You qualify to file for free if:
  • Your adjusted gross income is $34,000 or less, or
  • You are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit, or
  •  You're active duty military with adjusted gross income of $66,000 or less (including Reservists and National Guard)
TurboTax Free File Program
You qualify to file for free it:
  • Your adjusted gross income is $35,000 or less, or
  • You qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit, or
  • You're active duty military with adjusted gross income of $66,000 or less
FreeTaxUSA
You qualify to file for free if:
  • You qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit
ezTaxReturn
You qualify to file for free if:
  • Your adjusted gross income is $32,000 or less.
  • Limited to 3 free tax returns per computer.
1040NOW

*If you qualify for Free File, but are charged a fee to file your return: Stop, and contact the customer support area for the software product you're using.

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  • We recommend you review the vendor's information collection policy or terms and conditions to fully understand what information is collected by this private business.
  • If you have questions, contact the customer support area for the software you're using. We can't provide technical support for commercial software products.