The Virginia (VA) state sales tax rate is currently 5.3%, ranking 31th-highest in the U.S. Depending on local municipalities, the total tax rate can be as high as 7%. The average local rate is 0.35%. The average combined tax rate is 5.65%, ranking 41th in the US.
The Virginia's sales tax rate varies depending the area: 7% in Historic Triangle region, 6% in Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads regions, 5.3% anywhere else in Virginia.
Local taxes apply to both intra-state and inter-state transactions.
Consumer's use tax applies to the use of goods in Virginia when sales tax was not paid at the time of purchase.
In Virginia, food for home consumption is taxed at 2.5% statewide. Items exempt from the tax include prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, durable medical devices and equipment that for home use, magazine and newspaper subscriptions, and purchases from out-of-state mail order catalog(s) totaling $100 or less for the calendar year.
Virginia has annual Sales Tax Holiday (August 3-5, 2018) during which qualifying school supplies (<$20/item), clothing (<$100/item), footwear (<$100/item), hurricane and emergency preparedness items, and Energy Star? and WaterSense? products can be purchased without sales tax.