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Virginia: Local Transient Occupancy Taxes Authorized


 Several additional Virginia localities may impose transient occupancy taxes, July 2015.

Virginia lawmakers have approved legislation authorizing several localities to impose transient occupancy taxes.

The following measures take effect on July 1, 2015:

  • SB 1240 adds both Bland and Russell Counties “to the list of counties authorized to impose a transient occupancy tax of up to five percent.” Tourism must be the sole beneficiary of “any excess over two percent.” HB 1704 also adds Bland County to that list.
  • Under SB 759, the Isle of Wight County may impose a transient occupancy tax “not to exceed five percent.” As with SB 1240, “any excess over two percent shall be designated and spent solely for tourism and travel” purposes.

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.