Virginia sales tax

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Virginia state sales tax rate

4.3%
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 determine the exact sales tax rate for your location.

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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 Rate Guide

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!

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Local Virginia sales tax rates

City County State Sales Tax Rate County Sales Tax Rate City Sales Tax Rate Special Sales Tax Rate Total Sales Tax Rate
Virginia Beach None 4.30% 0.00% 1.00% 0.70% 6.00%
Norfolk None 4.30% 0.00% 1.00% 0.70% 6.00%
Chesapeake None 4.30% 0.00% 1.00% 0.70% 6.00%
Richmond Chesterfield County 4.30% 0.00% 1.00% Specify Address 5.30% (1)
Newport News None 4.30% 0.00% 1.00% 0.70% 6.00%
Alexandria Fairfax County 4.30% 0.00% 1.00% 0.70% 6.00%
Hampton York County 4.30% 0.00% 1.00% 0.70% 6.00%
Portsmouth None 4.30% 0.00% 1.00% 0.70% 6.00%
Roanoke Botetourt County 4.30% 0.00% 1.00% Specify Address 5.30% (1)
Lynchburg Bedford County 4.30% 0.00% 1.00% Specify Address 5.30% (1)
  1. In some Virginia cities, special sales tax rates depend on the exact street address. Use our sales tax calculator below to determine your exact rate.

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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.