Virginia Disposable Plastic Bag Tax effective January 1, 2022
Legislation enacted by the 2020 General Assembly (House Bill 534 (2020 Acts of Assembly, Chapter 1022) and Senate Bill 11 (2020 Acts of Assembly, Chapter 1023)) authorizes any county or city to adopt by ordinance the Virginia Disposable Plastic Bag Tax on disposable plastic bags provided to customers in grocery stores, convenience stores, and drugstores in the locality.
The tax will be administered by Virginia Tax, which issued Guidelines for the Disposable Plastic Bag Tax on September 1, 2021. As explained in the guidelines, Virginia Tax will be responsible for administering the tax, including auditing and collecting the tax.
The following localities have adopted the Virginia Disposable Plastic Bag Tax effective January 1, 2022:
- Alexandria City
- Fredericksburg City
- Roanoke City
- Arlington County
- Fairfax County
More information can be found in Tax Bulletin 21-9 and in the Laws, Rules, and Decisions section of our website.
If you have additional questions, go to www.tax.virginia.gov
, or contact us at 804.367.8031 for individual income tax questions and 804.367.8037 for business tax questions.