The TaxMan Cometh


TaxMan Visits

The Tax collection Dept of Charlottesville spoke to vendors at the Feb 20, 2016 meeting notifying the vendors that they were subject to Meals Tax and Business License in some cases. He requested that vendors contact their office to see what they might owe and how to file required taxes.

The Commisioner of Revenue

It seems that downtown businesses are concerned that Charlottesville City Market Vendors are not paying the same meals tax they are required to pay and have called in to the Commisioner’s Office to complian. Let’s hope we can remain good friends with our fellow downtown merchants and avoid further conflicts – such as parking, set up and breakdown, and noise – as our future new location will be hosted by a commercial developer.. Don’t worry what could possible go wrong?

Tax Details

Meals Tax

Every business in the City of Charlottesville is required to levy a 5% tax on all prepared edible refreshments, nourishments, and liquids to include alcoholic beverages.

New businesses are to complete the Meals Tax Registration form and send it to the Commissioner of Revenue’s Office.

Meals Tax is to be remitted with the Meals Tax Return Form on or before the 20th of the following month.

Meals Tax FAQ

Meals Tax Table

For further information regarding Meals Tax, please call .

Business License

If this is your first year in business, your license tax is based on an estimate of your gross receipts. Once your business has been in operation for a full calendar year, the business license tax will be based on the previous year’s gross receipts.

The Business License Application may be printed and mailed to the Commissioner’s office at:

Charlottesville Commissioner of the Revenue
P.O. Box 2964
Charlottesville, VA 22902


For further information regarding Business License Tax, call .