Sales Tax Rate In $locality Virginia 2022 Fairfax, Virginia Sales Tax

Local Sales Tax - Fairfax

FAIRFAX (CITY) Sales Tax Rate


2022 Fairfax sales tax
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Tax Jurisdiction Sales Tax
Virginia State Sales Tax 4.30%
City Sales Tax N/A
Fairfax Sales Tax 1.00%
Special Sales Tax 0.70%
Combined Sales Tax 6.00% [Is this data incorrect?]

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The Fairfax, Virginia sales tax is 6.00% , consisting of 4.30% Virginia state sales tax and 1.70% Fairfax local sales taxes.The local sales tax consists of a 1.00% city sales tax and a 0.70% special district sales tax (used to fund transportation districts, local attractions, etc).

  • The Fairfax Sales Tax is collected by the merchant on all qualifying sales made within Fairfax
  • Fairfax collects a 1.7% local sales tax, the maximum local sales tax allowed under Virginia law
  • Fairfax has a higher sales tax than 100% of Virginia's other cities and counties

Fairfax Virginia Sales Tax Exemptions

FAIRFAX (CITY) - Local sales tax map

In most states, essential purchases like medicine and groceries are exempted from the sales tax or eligible for a lower sales tax rate. Many municipalities exempt or charge special sales tax rates to certain types of transactions. Groceries is subject to special sales tax rates under Virginia law. Certain purchases, including alcohol, cigarettes, and gasoline, may be subject to additional Virginia state excise taxes in addition to the sales tax.

Note that in some areas, items like alcohol and prepared food (including restaurant meals and some premade supermarket items) are charged at a higher sales tax rate than general purchases. Virginia's sales tax rates for commonly exempted categories are listed below. Some rates might be different in Fairfax.

Groceries:4.2% Clothing:7% Prepared Food:7% Prescription Drugs:1.7% Non-Prescription Drugs:1.7%

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All merchants operating in Fairfax must automatically calculate the sales tax due on each purchase made and include it in separately in the receipt. Goods bought for resale or other business use may be exempted from the sales tax. If you purchase goods online or through the mail and do not pay any sales tax, you are expected to pay use tax to the Virginia Department of Taxation . For more details, see the Virginia sales tax.

Fairfax Sales Tax Region ZIP Codes

The Fairfax sales tax region partially or fully covers 2 zip codes in Virginia. Remember that ZIP codes do not necessarily match up with municipal and tax region borders, so some of these zip codes may overlap with other nearby tax districts. You can find sales taxes by zip code in Virginia here


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