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Virginia exempts tax rates on certain items in 2023

Beginning January 1, 2023 food purchased for home consumption and essential items for  personal hygiene will see a reduced tax rate according to the Virginia Tax website.

Previously groceries were subject to a 1.5 percent state sales tax with a 1 percent local option retail sales and use tax.

As of January 1, food for home consumption and the essential personal hygiene items will be exempt from all regional and additional local tax rates.

Previously the Retail sales and use tax generally imposed a total combined rate of 5.3 percent tax rate statewide.

As of January 1, food for home consumption and essential personal hygiene items will be exempt from all regional and additional local tax rates.

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