Meals Tax Information

On November 5, 2013, the majority of voters in Henrico County approved a referendum that would allow the Board of Supervisors to impose a tax on prepared food and beverages, commonly known as a meals tax, equal to 4% of the amount charged.

At the February 25, 2014 Board of Supervisors meeting a public hearing was held on the amendment to the Code of the County of Henrico to levy a 4% meals tax.  After the public hearing the Board of Supervisors approved the amendment to levy a 4% meals tax. The collection of this tax began on June 1, 2014.

Meals tax revenue is dedicated to the operational and capital project needs of the Henrico County Public Schools.

Below are links to informational materials on the meals tax.

 Henrico County Meals Tax Application  Guidelines for Food and Beverages
 Meals Tax Ordinance  Meals Tax Exemption Form
 Meals Tax Return Form  Meals Tax Training Presentation
 Meals Tax Table  Meals Tax FAQ’s


If you have questions please contact either Susan Layne, (804) 501-7354, or Justin Dobson, (804) 501-4139, in the Revenue Division of the Department of Finance. Please continue to check the website for updated information on the meals tax.

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Department of Finance
4301 East Parham Road
Henrico, VA 23228

Finance Main Number
(804) 501-4729

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

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