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Virginia Tax

Virginia Unemployment Tax
The Commonwealth of Virginia also imposes an unemployment tax. This tax is paid by the employer. Contact the Virginia Employment Commission, phone 804-786-1485 for more information.

Virginia Employment Commission
P.O. Box 1358
Richmond Virginia 23218-1358

Retail Sales Tax
Generally, retail sales is defined as a sale to a consumer, or any person, for any purpose other than for resale. The tax rate in Virginia is 6%, (5% state and 1% local). The retail merchant shows the tax as a separate item and collects this tax from the customer by adding it to the sales price. Those engaged in business as a retail seller, must register with the Virginia Department of Taxation.

Virginia Department of Taxation
Post Office Box 1115
Richmond, Virginia 23218-1115