RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Beginning Oct. 1, the sales and use tax rate in Central Virginia will increase.
The region’s sales and use tax rates will increase by .7% percent for a total of 6%.
This includes the 4.3% state tax, the .7% regional state tax and the 1% local option tax.
The increase, which was approved by the 2020 Virginia General Assembly, applies to sales made in:
- The city of Richmond
- Charles City County
- Hanover (including the town of Ashland)
- New Kent
This adjusted sales and use tax rate does not apply to food purchased for human consumption, such as groceries, or essential personal hygiene products, as both are taxed at a reduced rate.
The extra revenue will fund the new Central Virginia Transportation Authority. 15% will go to GRTC.
For more information on the sales and use tax rate in Virginia, click here.
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