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%

* While the base rate applies statewide, it’s only a starting point for calculating sales tax in Virginia. For an accurate tax rate for each jurisdiction, add other applicable local rates on top of the base rate.

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Virginia sales tax basics

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%.

Amazon.com owns and operates several fulfillment centers in Virginia. This physical presence, or nexus, creates a sales tax obligation for Amazon and many sellers participating in Amazon’s Seller Central and Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA) programs.

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.

 

 

How to register to collect sales tax in Virginia

Businesses may register for retail sales and use taxes online or by submitting a completed Form R-1 Business Registration Application. Additional information.

 

How to file sales tax returns in Virginia

Sales and use tax forms are available on the Department of Taxation website. Monthly and quarterly returns and payments must be submitted electronically.

All businesses file monthly returns during the first year of reporting. Subsequently, the department will switch filers with an average monthly liability of less than $100 to quarterly filing. Zero returns (no sales tax due) are required.

 

Virginia Sales Tax Rate by County

Are you looking for tax rates within a certain county? We have a list of all the counties in Virginia along with their sales tax rate.

 

Virginia Sales Tax Rates by City

Each city or town in Virginia may charge additional sales tax. Find the local tax rate for each city.

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