Virginia Exempts Food for Home Consumption and Essential Personal Hygiene Products

David Armas
December 5, 2022

The state of Virginia has exempted food for human consumption and essential personal hygiene products from state sales tax. Previously, products fitting these descriptions were subject to a reduced rate of 1.5%. Beginning on January 1, 2023, these products will be exempt from state sales tax, but may still be subject to a 1% local tax.

More information on this change can be found here.

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David Armas

David Armas is a Regulatory Counsel at Sovos in the Regulatory Analysis and Design Departmentwith a focus ondomestic salesand usetaxes and related fees. David is a member of the Massachusetts Bar and holds aBachelor of Sciencein Computational Mathematicsfrom Embry-Riddle University, as well as a Juris Doctorfrom Boston College Law School.
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