Effective July 1, 2021, Virginia Senate Bill 1302 was a the first legislation in the nation to provide for an E-988 surcharge on retail prepaid wireless services to fund a 988 suicide prevention hotline. Notably, the E-988 surcharge is combined to the existing E-911 surcharge. Thus on sales tax returns, the new E-911/E-988 surcharge of $0.63 is reported on a single line. Although Virginia was the first in the nation, we may see that many states will be adopting similar legislation in the coming year.
For more information on Virginia’s law, please click here.