The Department of Taxation of the Commonwealth of Virginia has announced a statewide and regional rate increase in sales and use taxes and vending machine sales taxes. Statewide, there will be an increase on most purchases to 5.3%. Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads will have additional regional taxes to total 6%. The local sales tax rate of 1%, will remain the same.
Beginning July 1, 2013, dealers will start collecting the tax at the new rate. The first reporting payment will occur on the July 2013 return, due on August 20, 2013 (for quarterly filers, with the return for the quarter ending September 2013, due October 21, 2013).
Please refer to the following website for additional information: http://www.tax.virginia.gov/site.cfm?alias=changesandupdates.