Prepared Food & Beverage Tax

Prepared Food and Beverage / Meals Tax is a tax on prepared food or beverage served by a business. This is a 4% tax, (in addition to the 7% state sales tax), which is assessed to the consumer and collected by the business. The business then reports and pays the amounts collected on a monthly basis to the Commissioner of the Revenue's Office. Access the online form for this tax.

Important Notice Regarding State Sales Tax:
Effective July 1, 2018, a new Historic Triangle regional sales and use tax of 1% was levied for all of York County, James City County and the City of Williamsburg under the authorization of Senate Bill 942, which raised the general sales tax rate for these localities to 7%.  For more information on the new Historic Triangle regional tax, please visit the Virginia Department of Taxation's website.