VA replaces tax refund checks with debit cards

Sample Virginia Tax Refund Debit Card1Virginia sent out more than one million tax refund checks last year — this year it will send out none. That’s because prepaid debit cards are taking their place. The Department of Taxation says they are insured like bank accounts and can be used many ways like any other debit cards. The department says the change will save Virginia $200,000 this year. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.

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The debit cards are issued under a contract With Xerox, and there are some associated fees that may occur under certain circumstances. Click here for full information from the Virginia Department of Taxation.

Click here for the full schedule of fees that can be incurred under certain circumstances.

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