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Virginia – VA Sales Tax Calculator: User Guide

Virginia is a state situated between the Appalachian Mountains and the Atlantic Coast in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern regions of the United States of America. The state is officially known as the Commonwealth of Virginia, and Richmond city as its capital, while Virginia Beach is the largest city, and Washington-Arlington-Alexandria is the largest metropolitan.

The state is the 35th-largest state by area and shares its borders with Washington, D.C., and Maryland to the north and the east, North Carolina to the south, Kentucky to the west, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Tennessee to the southwest and West Virginia to the north and west.

Virginia is ranked among the Top 10 states to live in, all due to its metropolitan thrills, natural landscapes, charming small-town living, and history buffs.

The state's deep commitment to business, culture, education, and everything in between, results in high-paying jobs, a booming economy, and outstanding education. It is why numerous entrepreneurs and businesses start, relocate, or expand their business in this amazing state.

Are you mulling over to earn a fortune through business in Virginia? Well! Then it would be best if you learned to deal with VA Sales Tax.

You experts have worked days and nights to bring a handy guide along with a quick VA Sales Tax Calculator so that you can educate yourself with all the essentials of the Virginia Sales Tax.

So let's learn!

Virginia Sales Tax Facts:

  • A statewide sales tax rate of 4.3% is levied in Virginia as a base rate. On top of it, 1% of the statewide local sales tax rate is charged, raising a combined statewide sales tax rate to 5.3%. Additionally, some localities (in Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads regions and Communities in the Historic Triangle) levy local sales tax rates ranging between 0.7% and 1.7%, which raises the combined sales taxes even further up to 7%.
  • York, Virginia, is among counties that levy the highest possible combined sales tax rate of 7%.
  • Accomack, Virginia is among counties that levy the lowest possible combined sales tax rate of 5.3%.
  • 8% of states in the US have a lower statewide sales tax rate than Virginia.
  • Non-prescription drugs, Prescription Drugs, stamps, and gasoline are among the products which are fully exempted from Virginia Sales Tax. However, unprepared food at a grocery store is charged with a special sales tax rate of 2.5%, and prepared foods are charged between 4% and 6.5%.
  • Virginia State offers one three-day sales tax holiday, which holds during the first weekend in August of every year. During the holiday, Clothing of up to $100 per item, school supplies of up to $20 per item, Energy Star products of up to a maximum price of $2,500, home generators of up to $1,000 per item, and Hurricane preparedness equipment of up to $60 per item can be bought tax-free.
  • Virginia Sales Tax Exemption Form can be used to buy items for resale, improvement, or raw materials tax-free by Individuals and companies.
  • If you purchase an item tax-free while you were outside Virginia or from an out-of-state seller, you are required to pay Virginia Use Tax of a similar rate as VA sales tax.
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How to calculate Sales Tax in Virginia?

Businesses and Sellers involved in all sales, leases, and rentals of tangible personal property unless exempted by law and certain taxable services and have Nexus in Virginia are required to register for Virginia Sales tax and obtain a sales tax license.

They must collect, manage, and remit it to the Virginia Department of Taxation while staying in compliance with state laws and avoid penalties and interest.

The sales tax determined on four factors:

  1. Nexus: It is a connection of business with a state. The business is only liable to pay taxes to the states with Nexus.
  2. Out of State Seller's Eligibility: Out of State Seller is only required to register, collect, and remit the sales tax to the authorities in the state if it falls under the criteria provided by the state.
  3. Location and Products or Services: The sales tax rate varies from product to product and location to location, so you must check the sales tax rate applicable to your product according to the product category, county, and city in Virginia.
  4. Exemptions: Almost all goods are eligible for sales tax regulation—however, groceries, medical equipment like wheelchairs or oxygen equipment, newspapers, clothing, prescription, and some over-the-counter drugs are exempt from sales tax.

You should also check with the Virginia Department of Taxation regularly about which goods and services sold in Virginia are subject to sales tax.

To calculate Sales Tax in Virginia, follow the steps below:


Step 1 – Determine your Nexus:

As a business owner, you are only required to collect sales tax if you are eligible for collecting sales tax and have Sales Tax Nexus in the Virginia State. And to determine your Nexus in Virginia, you must have any of the following:

  • Individuals and businesses (in-state sellers) making sales with, or at, one or more physical locations within Virginia. (Like office, fulfillment center, warehouse, or similar place of business).
  • Individuals and businesses located outside of Virginia (out-of-state sellers) making more than $100,000 in sales annually in the Virginia state;
  • Individuals and businesses (out-of-state sellers) which are located outside of Virginia but making more than 200 transactions annually in Virginia.
  • Remote sellers or Marketplace facilitators having economic nexus in Virginia. Economic Nexus is to have more than $100,000 in annual Virginia gross sales or 200 or more transactions to Virginia customers.

Step 2 – Determine the Sales Tax Rate:

Once you have determined that your Nexus is with Virginia, next is to deduce the Sales Tax rate (State + County) applicable to your product, for which you can refer to the tables below:


Sales Tax Rates Virginia(Updated December 2019)
County State Rate County Rate Total Sales Tax
Accomack 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Albemarle 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Alexandria (city) 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Alleghany 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Amelia 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Amherst 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Appomattox 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Arlington 4.3% 1.7% 6.0%
Augusta 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Bath 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Bedford 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Bland 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Botetourt 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Bristol (city) 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Brunswick 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Buchanan 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Buckingham 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Buena Vista (city) 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Campbell 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Caroline 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Carroll 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Charles City 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Charlotte 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Charlottesville (city) 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Chesapeake (city) 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Chesterfield 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Clarke 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Colonial Heights (city) 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Covington (city) 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Craig 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Culpeper 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Cumberland 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Danville (city) 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Dickenson 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Dinwiddie 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Emporia (city) 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Essex 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Fairfax (city) 4.3% 1.7% 6.0%
Fairfax 4.3% 1.7% 6.0%
Falls Church (city) 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Fauquier 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Floyd 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Fluvanna 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Franklin (city) 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Franklin 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Frederick 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Fredericksburg (city) 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Galax (city) 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Giles 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Gloucester 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Goochland 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Grayson 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Greene 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Greensville 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Halifax 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Hampton (city) 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Hanover 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Harrisonburg (city) 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Henrico 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Henry 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Highland 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Hopewell (city) 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Isle of Wight 4.3% 1.7% 6.0%
James City 4.3% 2.7% 7.0%
King and Queen 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
King George 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
King William 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Lancaster 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Lee 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Lexington (city) 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Loudoun 4.3% 1.7% 6.0%
Louisa 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Lunenburg 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Lynchburg (city) 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Madison 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Manassas (city) 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Manassas Park (city) 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Martinsville (city) 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Mathews 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Mecklenburg 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Middlesex 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Montgomery 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Nelson 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
New Kent 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Newport News (city) 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Norfolk (city) 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Northampton 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Northumberland 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Norton (city) 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Nottoway 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Orange 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Page 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Patrick 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Petersburg (city) 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Pittsylvania 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Poquoson (city) 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Portsmouth (city) 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Powhatan 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Prince Edward 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Prince George 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Prince William 4.3% 1.7% 6.0%
Pulaski 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Radford (city) 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Rappahannock 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Richmond (city) 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Richmond 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Roanoke (city) 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Roanoke 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Rockbridge 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Rockingham 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Russell 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Salem (city) 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Scott 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Shenandoah 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Smyth 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Southampton 4.3% 1.7% 6.0%
Spotsylvania 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Stafford 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Staunton (city) 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Suffolk (city) 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Surry 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Sussex 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Tazewell 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Virginia Beach (city) 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Warren 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Washington 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Waynesboro (city) 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Westmoreland 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Williamsburg (city) 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Winchester (city) 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Wise 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
Wythe 4.3% 1.0% 5.3%
York 4.3% 2.7% 7.0%

Step 4 – Calculate Sales Tax:

After determining the sales tax rate according to the location and type of purchases, it is easy to calculate the sales tax amount charged on the product and gross price (amount after tax) of a product.


Example # 1:

For instance, you sell a Lawn Mower Machine in your store in Acodale, Virginia, having a net cost of $250. The amount of Sales Tax that you have to pay on the Lawn Mower Machine would be:


Manual Method:

Net Price (amount before Tax) of a Lawn Mower Machine: $250

Total Sales Tax rate: 0.00% (Acodale) + 1.00% (King George County) + 4.30% (Virginia State) = 5.30%


Total Sales Tax amount = $250 x 5.30% = $13.3

Gross Price (Amount after Tax) = 250 + 13.3 = $263.3


So, the Sales Tax amount charged on the Lawn Mower Machine would be $13.3, raising the gross cost to $263.3.


Using our Sales Tax Calculator:

All of the steps mentioned above can be skipped to get an instant result using our Sales Tax Calculator. All you need is:

  1. Input the $250 as the Net Price of a Lawn Mower Machine as Amount Before Tax
  2. Input or select 30% of the combined Sales Tax rate on the Tax Rate menu.

Our calculator will automatically calculate the result and represents it in 3 different forms, as shown in the image below:

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Reverse Sales Tax Calculation

In the example above, we have explained to you to calculate the Sales Tax amount payable in a product and the Gross Price of the Product.

But there are also instances when you are required to deduce how much Sales tax you have actually paid on a product in Virginia.

This is where the Reverse Sales Tax Calculation Kicks in. And luckily, our Virginia Sales Tax Calculator can perform this calculation like a Pro.


Example:

The gross cost (amount after tax) of a Hoverboard is $650, which you sell on your store in Adams Hunt, Virginia. Now, if you want to deduce the amount of sales tax you have actually paid on it and the net cost (amount before tax) of a Hoverboard, you can follow the steps below:

Gross Price (Amount after Tax) of Hoverboard: $650

Total Sales Tax rate: 0.00% (Adams Hunt) + 2.70% (James City County) + 4.30% (Virginia State) = 7.00%


Manual Method:

Gross Price with sales tax = [Net Price × (tax rate in decimal form + 1)]

650 = [Net Price x ((7.00/100) + 1)]

650 = Net Price x 1.07

$607.5 = Net Price


So, the original Price (net price) of the Hoverboard would be $607.5.


Using our Sales Tax Calculator:

You can also use our Sales Tax Calculator for Reverse Sales Tax calculation to skip the aforementioned manual method. All you need is:

  1. Input the $650 Gross Price of Hoverboard as Amount after Tax
  2. Input or select 7.00% of combined Sales Tax Rate on the Tax Rate

Our calculator will automatically calculate the result and represents it in 3 different forms.

Also Check: Virginia Paycheck Calculator to Calculate your Paycheck in Virginia State including all taxes and take home pay.

FAQs

Answer: 4.3% of sales tax is levied on the state level in Virginia as a base rate. On top of it, 1% of the statewide local sales tax rate is charged, raising a combined statewide sales tax rate to 5.3%. Additionally, some localities also levy local sales tax rates, ranging between 0.7% and 1.7%, consequently raising the combined sales taxes even further up to 7%.

Answer: Non-prescription Drugs and Prescription Drugs, as well as stamps and gasoline, are among the products which are fully exempted from Virginia Sales Tax.

Answer: Unprepared food at a grocery store is charged with a special sales tax rate of 2.5%, and prepared food is charged between 4% and 6.5%. Additional local option sales tax may also apply depending on the city of purchase.

Answer: 4.15% of the sales tax (Motor Vehicle Sales and Use (SUT) Tax) is charged on the vehicle's gross sales price or $75 (whichever is greater).

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