That title got your attention, didn't it? They're hardly favorites this time of year, but I want to give credit where credit is due.
I filed my Virginia income taxes online on the evening of Friday, January 16. My form was processed and my refund authorized on Thursday the 22nd, the money sent on Friday the 23rd, and it direct deposited into my bank account this morning.
When you also realize that Monday was a holiday, you couldn't expect faster service.