|In addition to federal taxes,
residents of Northern Virginia pay state and a variety of local taxes
Every person who lived in
Virginia during the tax year or maintained a residence in Virginia for
more than 183 days is required to pay state income tax. Income and exemptions
are prorated for those residing in the state less than a full year.
Full-year residents must
file Virginia Income Tax Form 760 or Form 760S (short form), bas ed on
federal adjusted gross
income, with the commissioner
of the revenue by May 1 of each year. Forms are available at public libraries
substations, or from the
local commissioner of revenue. Virginia's
web site on taxes contains all the latest tax information.
Retail Sales and Use Taxes
3.5% of gross sales
price of retail sales, gross proceeds from the lease or rental of tangible
personal property or lodgings, gross sales of any services, or cost price
of property stored in the Commonwealth for use or consumption.
Virginia also levies a 4
1/2 percent sales tax (3.5 percent state, 1 percent local) on virtually
all consumer goods and products, including food and clothing. Exemptions
include drugs, eyeglasses, medical equipment like wheelchairs or crutches
and doctor and attorney's fees. When a car is purchased and registered
a 3% titling tax is levied.
State income taxes are due