Virginia

Sales Tax

  • Statewide: 4.3%
  • Counties can levy an additional sales tax of no more than 2.7%
  • Current average sales tax (with local taxes included): 5.586%
  • Common Exceptions at State Level:
    • Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medicine: Exempt
    • Unprepared Foods: 3%
    • Prepared Foods: 5%
  • Gasoline Tax: 52.80 cents/gallon (Includes all state, local, and federal taxes)
  • Diesel Fuel Tax: 59.70 cents/gallon (Includes all state, local, and federal taxes)
  • Cigarette Tax: 60 cents/pack of 20

 

Personal Income Tax

  • Personal Income Tax Rate Range: Four brackets from 2.0% to 5.75% (on income greater than $17,000)
  • Standard deduction: Single Filing Status: $4,500. Married Filing Jointly: $9,000
  • Personal Exemption Allowance: $930. Dependent Exemption: $930 
  • Itemized Deductions Allowed?: Yes, subject to limitations.
  • Retirement Income
    • Social Security: Exempt
    • 401Ks/Defined contribution employer retirement plans: Taxable at ordinary income tax rates*
    • Private pensions: Taxable at ordinary income tax rates*
    • Public Pensions: Up to $15,000 may be exempt if income is less than $15,000.* 
  • Military Pay
    • Active Duty Pay: Up to $15,000 may be exempt if income less than $30,000. Some National Guard and reservist pay, up to $3,000, may also be exempt. Combat or hazardous duty pay exempt.
    • Military Retirement Pay: Taxable at ordinary income tax rates*; exempt if Medal of Honor recipient
    • Military Disability Pay: Exempt
    • VA Disability Dependency & Indemnity Compensation Benefits: Exempt
    • SBP/SSBP/RCSBP/RSFPP: Taxable at ordinary income tax rates*
Income Tax Comments: *If born before Jan. 2, 1939, up to $12,000 of income is exempt. If born after Jan. 2, 1939, up to $12,000 is exempt if federal Adjusted Gross Income is less than $62,000.

 

Property Tax

  • Local municipalities average .82% of the property's assessed value.
  • Calculation of assessed value: 100% of fair market value
  • Relief programs for:
    • Disabled Veterans/Unmarried Surviving Spouse: 100% tax-exempt if 100% service-connected disability and property 1 acre or less.
    • 65 and over or Disabled: Localities may enact exemptions and deferral program.
  • Personal Property Tax: Yes. Rates and exemptions vary.

 

Inheritance & Estate Taxes: None

 

Department of Revenue website: www.tax.virginia.gov

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