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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 24. Transportation and Motor Vehicles
Agency 20. Department of Motor Vehicles
Chapter 100. Virginia Motor Vehicle Rental Taxes and Fees Rules and Regulations
1/29/2020

24VAC20-100-210. Transactions Exempt from the Rental Tax and Additional Rental Tax and Rental Fee.

The following transactions are exempt from the 4.0% motor vehicle rental tax and the 4.0% additional rental tax and the 2.0% rental fee in Virginia:

1. Rentals to the government of the United States or any governmental agency thereof, or to the Commonwealth or any political subdivision thereof, or to any volunteer fire department or rescue squad not operated for a profit;

2. Rentals to accredited consular or diplomatic officers of foreign governments, whether for official or personal use by such officers, provided such officers are nationals of the country by which they are appointed and are not citizens of the United States;

3. Rentals to employees of any governmental agency of the United States or of the Commonwealth while such employees are traveling under formal orders, which orders or similar documentation must be presented to the rentor in order for the rental transaction to qualify for this exemption;

4. Rentals to any person for the purpose of rerental as an established business, as part of an established business, or incidental or germane to an established business. The person who will be rerenting the vehicle must have a rental certificate of registration in order for a transaction to qualify for this exemption;

5. Rentals to private nonprofit institutions of learning for the sole purpose of use in driver education instruction that is a part of such institution's curriculum for full-time students;

6. Rentals of self-contained mobile computerized axial tomography scanners to a nonprofit hospital or a cooperative hospital service organization; and

7. Rentals of self-contained mobile units designed exclusively for human diagnostic or therapeutic service to a nonprofit hospital or a cooperative hospital service organization established for research in, diagnosis of, or therapy for human ailments.

Statutory Authority

§ 58.1-2421 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR485-60-8701 § 4.2, eff. January 1, 1987; amended, Volume 13, Issue 22, eff. July 1, 1997; Volume 20, Issue 21, eff. July 1, 2004.

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