We care about the security of your personal information and are diligent in our efforts to ensure the security of Commonwealth of Virginia systems. Before you use our online services to conduct business with the Commonwealth, please ensure your personal computer is not infected with malicious code that collects your personal information. The way to protect against this is to maintain current anti-virus and security patches. For more information on protecting your personal information online, refer to the Citizens Guide to Online Protection.

Security Protocols

Our online systems (for individuals and for businesses) have many layers of security, including processes and procedures to stop unauthorized access, validate appropriate participants, and ensure the integrity of the systems. All transmissions use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology, which is the industry-standard protocol for secure web-based communications.


Our online systems use 128-bit SSL encryption on data passing from the user to the application. This is the highest level of encryption generally available today. The information cannot be read without the specific decryption key.


Our online systems require the user to set up a password which, along with the account or access number and the user ID, allows for subsequent logons. You may change the password; please keep it secure and confidential.

Email Lost Password

If you provide your email address at iReg or Business iFile, we will be able to email a forgotten password to you following the confirmation of your account number and user id.

User Logs

User logs track usage within the Online applications. If necessary, Virginia Tax can identify users and usages by examining the logs.