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Code of Virginia
Title 58.1. Taxation
Chapter 37. License Taxes
12/2/2020

§ 58.1-3702. Authority of counties, cities and towns.

The provisions of this chapter shall be the sole authority for counties, cities and towns for the levying of the license taxes described herein. Except as provided herein, the governing body of every county, city and town that levies such license tax may impose the tax on the gross receipts or the Virginia taxable income of the business. Virginia taxable income shall be calculated pursuant to the provisions of § 58.1-322 or 58.1-402, whichever is applicable to the business. Throughout this chapter, except in § 58.1-3731, wherever the term "gross receipts" is used, the term "Virginia taxable income" shall be substituted whenever a county, city or town selects it as the base on which to levy the license tax.

Code 1950, § 58-266.1; 1950, p. 155; 1956, c. 242; 1964, c. 424; 1968, c. 619; 1970, cc. 231, 547; 1974, cc. 196, 438; 1975, cc. 23, 621; 1976, cc. 521, 719; 1977, c. 320; 1978, cc. 772, 799, 817; 1979, cc. 565, 568, 570; 1980, cc. 318, 736; 1981, cc. 419, 636; 1982, cc. 348, 548, 552, 554, 558, 633; 1983, c. 554; 1984, cc. 247, 675, 695; 2011, c. 685.

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.