RICHMOND, Va. – The sales and use tax rate in Central Virginia is set to increase on Thursday, October 1.
The sales tax rate, currently at 5.3% in Central Virginia will increase .7% for a total of 6%. This includes the 4.3% state tax, .7% regional state tax and the 1% local option tax.
The increase does not apply to food purchases such as groceries, or essential personal hygiene products, as both are taxed at a reduced rate.
The increase, which was approved by the 2020 Virginia General Assembly, applies to sales made in the following localities:
- City of Richmond
- Charles City
- Hanover (including the town of Ashland)
- New Kent
Here’s how the sales tax rate breaks down for other parts of Virginia:
- For most locations, it’s 5.3%;
- In Hampton Roads (outside the Historic Triangle region) and Northern Virginia, it’s 6%;
- In Halifax County, the rate is 6.3%; and
- In the Historic Triangle region, the rate is 7%.
For more information on the sales and use tax rate in Virginia, click here.