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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 Training Presentation Meals Tax Table
 Meals Tax FAQ’s

Meals taxes may be paid online using VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit or debit cards and electronic checks for a nominal fee. Please go to the following link to make online payments. This link is to Paymentus and opens in a new window. Please allow 2 business days for your payment to reach the County when using this service. It is important accurate payment information is provided. If an incorrect account number or payment type is provided, the payment may be rejected and you could be subject to additional fees or late payment penalties.

All filing forms need to be completed and mailed to: County of Henrico, Meals Tax, PO Box 76470, Baltimore, MD 21275-6470 by the 20th day of the month or delivered to the Revenue Division of the Department of Finance at 4301 East Parham Rd, Henrico, VA 23228.


If you have questions please contact the Revenue Division at (804) 501-4310 or Morgan Howell at (804) 501-5733, how@henrico.us. 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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