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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 23. Taxation
Agency 10. Department Of Taxation
Chapter 210. Retail Sales and Use Tax
2/25/2021

23VAC10-210-880. Local sales and use taxes.

Every county and city imposes a 1% local sales and use tax. The 1% local tax is administered and collected by the Department of Taxation in the same manner as the state sales and use tax and is subject to all of the provisions governing the state tax, including the application of penalties and interest. Therefore, exemptions from the state sales and use tax are also applicable to the local sales and use tax. (For exception relating to local tax on fuels for domestic consumption, see 23VAC10-210-630).

Out-of-state dealers who hold Certificates of Registration to collect the use tax from their customers for payment to the state must, to the extent reasonably practicable in filing their use tax returns, break down shipments into Virginia according to the city or county of destination. Where this is not reasonably practicable, the dealer may pay the local use tax on such shipments to the state without attempting to assign those particular shipments to a specific city or county.

Statutory Authority

§§ 58.1-203 and 58.1-605 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR630-10-60; revised July 1, 1969; January 1, 1979; amended, eff. January 1, 1985.

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