The Meals Tax Office of the Commissioner of Revenue ensures that all businesses that have prepared foods (restaurants, catering, delis, etc.) are collecting the 4% tax for the County, in addition to the 5.3% tax for the State of Virginia.
Each restaurant, caterer, etc. will need to file a Registration Form first with the Meals Tax Office. Every business will be responsible for the collecting and remitting the County meals tax of 4% on all prepared foods (in addition to the State sales tax). The 4% meals tax is remitted to the County on the 20th of each month for the money collected for the preceding month.
Note: If the monthly filing form and payment are not received on or before the 20th of the month for the preceding month, then the account is not eligible for the seller's 3% discount.