2016 Charleston, West Virginia Sales Tax
Local Sales Tax - Charleston
|Tax Jurisdiction||Sales Tax|
|West Virginia State Sales Tax||6.00%|
|County Sales Tax||N/A|
|Charleston Sales Tax||0.50%|
|Special Sales Tax||N/A|
|Combined Sales Tax||6.50% [Is this data incorrect?]|
The Charleston, West Virginia sales tax is 6.50% , consisting of 6.00% West Virginia state sales tax and 0.50% Charleston local sales taxes.The local sales tax consists of a 0.50% city sales tax.
- The Charleston Sales Tax is collected by the merchant on all qualifying sales made within Charleston
- Groceries are exempt from the Charleston and West Virginia state sales taxes
- Charleston collects a 0.5% local sales tax, the maximum local sales tax allowed under West Virginia law
- Charleston has a lower sales tax than 50% of West Virginia's other cities and counties
Charleston West Virginia Sales Tax Exemptions
In most states, essential purchases like medicine and groceries are exempted from the sales tax or eligible for a lower sales tax rate. Charleston doesn't collect sales tax on purchases of most groceries. Certain purchases, including alcohol, cigarettes, and gasoline, may be subject to additional West 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. West Virginia's sales tax rates for commonly exempted categories are listed below. Some rates might be different in Charleston.
Charleston Sales Tax Calculator
All merchants operating in Charleston 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 West Virginia Department of Revenue . For more details, see the West Virginia sales tax.
Charleston Sales Tax Region ZIP Codes
The Charleston sales tax region partially or fully covers 37 zip codes in West 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 West Virginia here
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- Learn more about the West Virginia sales tax
- View West Virginia sales taxes by county
- Charleston sales tax rate map (by SalesTaxHandbook)
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