Virginia sales tax

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Virginia state sales tax rate

Base state sales tax rate 4.3%
Local rate range 0%-2.7%
Total rate range 4.3%-7%

* Due to varying local sales tax rates, we strongly recommend using our Virginia sales tax calculator to look up the exact sales tax rate for your location.

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NOTE: The outbreak of COVID-19 (caused by the coronavirus) may have impacted sales tax filing due dates in Virginia. Please consult your local tax authority for specific details. For more information, visit our ongoing coverage of the virus and its impact on sales tax compliance.

UPDATE: On March 19, 2020, the Virginia Department of Taxation announced it will delay the quarterly payment deadline for state sales taxes due from retailers on Friday, March 20 by 30 days, until April 20, 2020.

Virginia sales tax details

The Virginia (VA) state sales tax rate is currently 4.3%. Depending on local municipalities, the total tax rate can be as high as 7%.

Tax is imposed on the retail sale, lease or rental of tangible personal property in Virginia, or the use or consumption of tangible personal property in Virginia. Numerous services are also subject to sales and use tax.

Marketplace facilitators who contract with a marketplace seller to facilitate the sale of their products in Virginia through a physical or electronic marketplace such as Amazon or Etsy and have more than $100,000 in gross revenue or 200 or more transactions in the commonwealth must collect and remit sales and use tax on all marketplace transactions.

The threshold refers to all Virginia sales made through the marketplace — its own and third-party sales. Marketplace facilitators may obtain a waiver from the collection requirement for a marketplace seller that already has nexus with Virginia, or that establishes economic nexus after July 1, 2019.    

Virginia sales tax guide for businesses

Our free, online guide covers all aspects of managing Virginia sales tax compliance. Topics include:

  • Business registration
  • Collecting sales tax
  • Filing sales tax returns
  • State nexus obligations
  • And more!

Visit the guide

Virginia sales tax calculator

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Why can't I just use the ZIP code?

  • There are often multiple sales tax rates per ZIP code, county, and city.
  • ZIP codes often overlap, or become subsets of other ZIP codes, or represent no geographic region at all.
  • ZIP codes aren't stable. In any given year, the USPS makes numerous boundary changes to ZIP code areas.

For the most accurate sales tax rate, use an exact street address.

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What do these tax rates mean?

  • The combined tax rate is the total sales tax rate of the jurisdiction for the address you submitted.

  • The jurisdiction breakdown shows the different sales tax rates making up the combined rate.

  • While most taxable products are subject to the combined sales tax rate, some items are taxed differently at state and local levels. Be sure to apply the correct sales tax rate to your sale.

The rates presented are current for the date and time you submitted the address, but may change at any time with new tax legislation.

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How to use this sales tax rate

  1. Determine who's responsible to collect and remit the sales tax amount. 

  2. Determine if your product or service is taxable in the responsible party’s jurisdictions.

  3. Apply the sales tax rate shown above to your taxable product or service’s value.

Virginia sales tax resources

Virginia sales tax quick reference guide

This one-page guide to Virginia sales tax covers collection, filing, and due dates. Think of it as your compliance cheat-sheet.

Virginia sales tax guide for businesses

Just getting started? Our Virginia Sales Tax Guide for Businesses can help you understand the ins and outs of sales tax compliance.