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Commissioner of the Revenue
Timothy M. McPeters

Phone Numbers
(804) 748-1281

Fax Numbers
(804) 768-8649 Administration, Individual Personal Property
(804) 796-3236 Business License, Business Tangible Personal Property, Income Tax, Tax Relief

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Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Mailing address
Commissioner of the Revenue
P.O. Box 124
Chesterfield, VA 23832-0908

Street Address
Commissioner of the Revenue
9901 Lori Road
Building 38, Room 165
Chesterfield, VA 23832
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Business Services
Commissioner of the Revenue - Retail Sales and Use

Every individual, partnership, LLC, and corporation engaging in a business as a retail merchant in Virginia must register with the Department of Taxation by filing the Business Registration Application (Form R-1).  This form is available in the Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue at the Business License counter or at the Virginia Department of Taxation Internet site. Retail Merchants must collect the sales taxes and may remit them to the Department of Taxation either monthly or quarterly, depending on the volume of business.  Retailers should use Business Locality Code 51041 when remitting tax to the Department of Taxation.

Effective July 1, 2013, the rate of the Virginia Retail Sales and Use Tax is 5.3% (4.3% state and 1% local). The sales and use tax for vending machine dealers is 6.3% (5.3% state and 1% local). Effective July 1, 2005, the rate for sales and use tax on food for home consumption is 2.5% (1.5% state and 1% local.)

Tax Forms

Additional information may be found on the Virginia Department of Taxation  

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