Henrico voters approve meals tax

Posted at 9:06 PM, Nov 05, 2013

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) --  Voters in Henrico County have narrowly approved a meals tax.

With 99 percent of precincts reporting, the meals tax referendum passed 52 to 48 percent. That clears the way for the county to charge a four-percent tax on meals and beverages in restaurants.

Officials said that all revenue generated by the meals tax —estimated to raise $18 million annually — would support Henrico County Public Schools.

Additionally, officials said that about 40 percent of the revenue would be paid by non-residents, who come to Henrico.

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