Taxes

Virginia has a corporate income tax rate of 6%, a rate which has remained unchanged for over 40 years.  As a New Company Incentive Program eligible locality, new to Virginia companies with no employment or property in the state prior to January 1, 2018, and which meet statutory investment and employment requirements may be eligible for an exemption from corporate income taxes.

Washington County's Tax Advantage

Washington County is one of only a handful of Virginia counties that do not levy a Business License Tax (BPOL) or a Merchant’s Capital Tax.

  • Business License Tax is a local option tax on the privilege of doing business within a locality. It is based on “gross receipts” for retailers, mail order, wholesalers, financial services and business services.
  • Merchant’s Capital Tax is a tax on merchandise for sale, including inventory of stock on hand, certain daily rental passenger cars and certain daily rental property.

6%

Corporate income tax

5.3%

Sales Tax

5.75%

Individual Income tax top rate