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Code of Virginia
Title 58.1. Taxation
Chapter 17. Miscellaneous Taxes

§ 58.1-1727. Taxes on suits or writ taxes generally.

A tax of $5 is hereby imposed upon (i) the commencement of every civil action in a court of record, whether commenced by petition or notice, ejectment or attachment, other than a summons to answer a suggestion; (ii) the removal or appeal of a cause of action from a district court to a court of record; (iii) the appeal from the decision of the governing body of a county, city or town to a court of record, including the appeal of any decision of a board of zoning appeals; (iv) an attachment returnable to a court of record; and (v) a writ of mandamus sued out of any court, except the Supreme Court of Virginia. However, when the debt or demand for damages exceeds $49,999 but does not exceed $100,000, the tax shall be $15; and when the debt or demand for damages exceeds $100,000, the tax shall be $25.

This section shall not be applicable to any original jurisdiction proceeding filed in the Supreme Court of Virginia.

Code 1950, §§ 58-71 to 58-73, 58.1-3809; 1956, c. 599; 1970, c. 364; 1977, c. 449; 1984, c. 675; 1985, c. 221; 2005, c. 681; 2014, cc. 360, 589.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.