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Miscellaneous Taxes

Apple Excise Tax

Bank Franchise Tax

Corn Assessment

Cotton Assessment

Digital Media Fee

Egg Excise Tax

Forest Products Tax

Motor Vehicle Wholesale Fuel Sales Tax - For use on and after January 1, 2010

Peanut Excise Tax

Rolling Stock Tax on Railroads and Freight Car Companies

Sheep Assessment

Small Grains

Soft Drink Excise Tax

Soybean Assessment

Tire Recycling Fee

Apple Excise Tax

General Liability: The producer is liable for the payment of the tax on all apples grown for sale. A producer is defined as any person who, in a calendar year, grows or causes to be grown within the Commonwealth of Virginia, for sale, a minimum of 5,000 tree run bushels of apples. Tree run bushel means a container, with a content of not less than 2,140 cubic inches or more than 2,500 cubic inches, of apples that have not yet been graded or sized. An excise tax is levied on apples grown in Virginia for sale by a producer.

Filing Procedure: Producers do not need to register for the Apple Tax using Form R-1.

The Apple Excise Tax return, Form APL-45, must be filed by the producer with the Virginia Department of Taxation on an annual basis. The annual period for the return runs from January 1 through December 31. The return is due and the tax payable on January 31 of the following year.

Assessment Rate: The tax is 2.5 cents per tree run bushel.
 

Bank Franchise Tax

General Liability: The Commonwealth of Virginia levies a franchise tax on the net capital of banks and trust companies.

Filing Procedure: Each bank or trust company must file a return, Form 64, in duplicate on or before March 1 of each tax year with the Commissioner of the Revenue for the county or city in which the principal office of the bank or trust company is located. The bank also must submit one copy each of Schedules C and H to the assessing officer of every other city, incorporated town or county where any branch is located.

Assessment and Payment of the Tax: The Commissioner of the Revenue will certify one copy of the return and send it to the Department of Taxation. The Department will send to the bank or trust company a notice of assessment on or about May 1, and the taxes assessed for the tax year must be paid directly to the Department on or before June 1 of that year. Any bank or trust company paying franchise taxes assessed by a city, incorporated town or county is entitled to a credit upon the state taxes assessed against the bank or trust companies (see Tax Rate and Local Credit).

Official Report of Condition and Income: Each bank franchise tax return must include a copy of the official report of condition and income of the bank or trust company that was filed with the comptroller of the currency or with the State Corporation Commission as of the close of business December 31 of the preceding year.

Tax Rate and Local Credit: 

State Tax: $1 per $100 of taxable value on January 1 of each year except for new banks. 

Local Tax: Any city, county, or town may impose a tax not to exceed 80 percent of the state rate of taxation.

New Banks: The bank franchise tax for new banks will be prorated as follows:

  1. First transacting business before March 31, $1 on each $100 of net capital, no proration.
  2. First transacting business between April 1 and June 30, 75 cents on each $100 of net capital.
  3. First transacting business between July 1 and September 30, 50 cents on each $100 of net capital.
  4. First transacting business between October 1 and December 31, 25 cents on each $100 of net capital.

Local Credit: A credit is allowed for amounts paid to cities, towns or counties for taxes assessed on a bank’s net capital.
 

Corn Assessment

General Liability: An assessment is levied on corn produced in Virginia for sale. The handler (defined as a processor, dealer, shipper, country buyer or exporter who purchases corn from farmers, a farmer who sells his/her corn out of state, or any person acquiring property in corn from a producer, when the actual or constructive possession of such corn is taken as part payment or in satisfaction of such claim) is responsible for payment of the assessment. The assessment must be deducted by handlers from payments to farmers for corn purchased.

Registration: To register for the Corn Assessment, handlers must file a Business Registration Application, Form R-1, or register online at www.tax.virginia.gov/iReg.

Filing Procedure: Handlers must file acorn assessment return, Form CO-1, with the Virginia Department of Taxation on a quarterly basis even if no tax is due. Returns are due by the last day of the month following the end of each quarter. Quarters end March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31.

Assessment Rate: The assessment is 1 cent per bushel.
 

Cotton Assessment

General Liability: An assessment is levied on any cotton sold in Virginia. The handler is responsible for deducting the assessment from payments for cotton purchased from the owner. For purposes of this tax, “handler” means a commercial enterprise that gins cotton.

Registration: To register for the Cotton Assessment, handlers must file a Business Registration Application, Form R-1, or register online at www.tax.virginia.gov/iReg.  No application fee is required.

Filing Procedure: A return, Form CX1, must be filed and the tax paid on or before the last day of the month following the end of each quarter. Quarters end March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31.

Assessment Rate: The assessment for cotton ginned on or after September 1, 2006 is $.95 per bale. The assessment for cotton ginned prior to September 1, 2006 is $.85 per bale.
 

Digital Media Fee

General Liability: A fee is imposed on the in-room rental or purchase of digital media offered in guest rooms rented out for continuous occupancy for fewer than 90 days, such as hotels and motels.

Exemptions

  1. Federal government agencies; or,
  2. Nonprofit Entities;

Registration: Dealers must file a Business Registration Application, Form R-1, or register online at www.tax.virginia.gov/iReg.

Filing Procedure: Every Provider will be required to file a monthly Form DM-1, Digital Media Fee Return and remit the Digital Media Fee due on or before the 20th day of the month following the month in which the fee is billed. The Digital Media Fee must be reported on Form DM-1, Digital Media Fee Return. The Digital Media Fee cannot be reported on the Provider’s Form ST-9, Retail Sales and Use Tax Return.

Tax Rate: The tax rate is 10 percent of the sales or rental price.
 

Egg Excise Tax

General Liability: A tax is levied on shell eggs and egg products sold or consumed in Virginia. The handler of such eggs is responsible for payment of the tax. For purposes of this tax, “handler” includes:

  1. Any person who operates a grading station, a packer, a huckster, a distributor, or other person who purchases, sells or handles eggs that are used at the wholesale level for consumption in Virginia, or a farmer who packs, processes or otherwise performs the functions of a handler; or
  2. Any person in Virginia who purchases eggs, or the liquid equivalent thereof, from anyone other than a registered handler for use or consumption at wholesale in Virginia. Every person, whether in-state or out-of-state, who engages in business in the Commonwealth as a handler, is required to register. Generally, the last handler who sells eggs or egg products to a retailer or food service establishment located in Virginia is responsible for collecting and remitting the tax to the Department of Taxation.

The term “registered handler” means any person who has registered with the Tax Commissioner for receiving monthly return forms and reporting the egg excise tax. Eggs shall be deemed to be used in Virginia if, at a Virginia location, they are incorporated into another product so as to lose their character as eggs. Eggs shall be deemed to be consumed in Virginia if they are actually consumed in Virginia or sold at a location in Virginia.

Registration: To register for the Egg Excise Tax, handlers must file a Business Registration Application, Form R-1, or register on-line at www.tax.virginia.gov/iReg.

Filing Procedure: The Virginia Egg Excise Tax Report, Form EG-1, and payment of tax must be filed each month by the handler with the Virginia Department of Taxation. Monthly returns must be filed and tax paid by the 20th of the following month. The supplementary egg products worksheet, Form EG-2, is due at the same time to the Virginia Egg Board.

Tax Rate: The tax rate is 5 cents per case (30 dozen) for shell eggs, and 11 cents per hundred pounds of liquid eggs or liquid equivalent of other egg products.
 

Forest Products Tax

General Liability:  A tax is levied on every business or person, acting on his or her own behalf, in Virginia that engages in the manufacturing, shipping or severing timber or any other forest products from the soil for sale, profit, or commercial use.  This includes owners, wood yard owners or operators, lessees, concessionaires, agents, contractors, shippers and manufacturers.

The tax also applies to the severance of timber and other forest products from Virginia soil, including land owned by the Commonwealth or by the United States within the geographical confines of Virginia, where the forest products severed enter commercial channels of trade for competitive markets.

Exemptions:  For a list of exemptions to the Forest Products Tax, please refer to Code of Virginia § 58.1-1608.

Registration:  To register for the Forest Products Tax, a Business Registration Application, Form R-1, must be filed with the Virginia Department of Taxation. Registration can be completed online at www.tax.virginia.gov/iReg.

Filing Procedure:  The Forest Products Tax Return, Form 1034, must be filed and the tax paid with the Department of Taxation within 30 days after the close of each calendar quarter. Quarters end March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31.  Due dates are April 30, July 30, October 30, and January 30, respectively.  Small manufacturers and severers may qualify for an alternative method of filing; please see the Small Manufacturers and Certain Small Severers section below. 

Tax Rates:  The rates on forest products vary depending on the type of lumber. A list can be found under Code of Virginia § 58.1-1604

Small Manufacturers and Certain Small Severers:

Small Manufacturers and Certain Small Severers who meet the qualifications listed below may elect to file annually.  Taxpayers who file annually must submit Form 1035, Forest Products Tax Return - Small Manufacturers and Certain Small Severers.  The annual return must be filed and the tax paid by January 30 each year.

Small Manufacturers:  Any manufacturer of rough lumber, who during any one calendar year manufactures 500,000 or less board feet, may elect to pay a flat tax of (1) $460 when the amount cut is between 300,000 board feet and 500,000 board feet; or (2) $230 when the amount is 300,000 board feet or less.

Certain Small Severers:  Any person who severs for sale 100 or less cords of fuel wood or 500 or less posts or fish net poles during any one calendar year, may elect to file annually. Such individuals should submit a statement certifying the quantity of products severed during the preceding year with the tax return and payment.

For additional information please refer to Code of Virginia § 58.1 – Chapter 16
 

Motor Vehicle Wholesale Fuel Sales Tax - For use on and after January 1, 2010

General Liability: A motor vehicle wholesale fuel sales tax is imposed on distributors of fuels to any retail dealer for retail sale in a Transportation District.

Exemptions:

  1. Federal government agencies;
  2. State and local government agencies; or,
  3. Nonprofit Entities;
  4. Sales for resale and immediate transportation out of state or a transportation district.

Registration: Dealers must file a Business Registration Application, Form R-1, or register online at www.tax.virginia.gov/iReg.

Filing Procedure: On or before the 20th of each month, distributors are required to file a monthly Form DFT-1, Motor Vehicle Wholesale Fuel Sales Tax Return showing the gross sales, gross proceeds, or cost price from all taxable sales of fuels made during the preceding calendar month. The distributor must pay the amount of tax due at the time the return is filed.

Tax Rate: The rate is 2.1 percent of the sales price charged by the distributor.
 

Peanut Excise Tax

General Liability: An excise tax is levied on peanuts grown and sold in Virginia for processing. The processor is liable for the payment of the tax on all peanuts such processor purchases. A processor is defined as any person, individual, corporation, partnership, trust, association, cooperative, and any and all other business units, devices and arrangements that clean, shell or crush peanuts.

Registration: To register for the Peanut Excise Tax, a Business Registration Application, Form R-1, must be filed with the Virginia Department of Taxation. Registration can be done online at www.tax.virginia.gov/iReg.

Filing Procedure: The Peanut Excise Tax return, Form PN-1, must be filed by the processor with the Virginia Department of Taxation on a semi-annual basis. The semi-annual periods for the returns run from January 1 through June 30, and July 1 through December 31. The returns are due and the tax payable on July 10 and February 15.

Tax Rate: The tax rate is 30 cents per 100 pounds beginning July 1, 2010 and ending June 30, 2013. Beginning July 1, 2013 the rate will revert back to 15 cents per 100 pounds.
 

Rolling Stock Tax on Railroads and Freight Car Companies

General Liability: The state of Virginia levies an annual ad valorem tax on the rolling stock of railroads and freight car companies.

Filing Procedure: Each railroad and freight car company must file a return of its rolling stock on or before April 15.

Download forms from the website at Rolling Stock Forms.

Tax Rate: The tax rate is $1 per $100 of assessed value. Taxes are payable on or before June.
 

Sheep Assessment

General Liability: An assessment is levied on sheep and lambs sold in Virginia. The handler (defined as an operator of a stockyard, livestock dealership, slaughter house, packing plant, or livestock auction market or any person or business entity making a purchase from a producer at the point at which the sheep or lamb is sold or traded) is responsible for payment of tax on all sheep and lambs. The assessment must be deducted by the handlers from payments to owners of the sheep and lambs.

Registration: To register for the Sheep Assessment, handlers must file a Business Registration Application, Form R-1, with the Virginia Department of Taxation, or register online at www.tax.virginia.gov/iReg.

Filing Procedure: A return, Form SH-1, must be filed and the tax paid on or before the last day of the month following the end of each quarter. Quarters end March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31.

Assessment Rate: The assessment is 50 cents per head.
 

Small Grains

General Liability: The handler of small grains who purchases small grains (barley, oats, rye or wheat) produced in Virginia shall deduct from payments made to the farmer the amount of the assessment levied thereon and shall remit such assessment to the Virginia Department of Taxation along with a statement of the gross volume of Virginia produced small grains which has been handled. “Handler” means any person who purchases small grains from a farmer and includes a farmer who transports and sells his own grain out of state. “Handler” also means any person, public or private corporation, or any association or partnership buying, accepting for shipment, or otherwise acquiring property in small grains from a farmer, and shall include a mortgagee, pledgee, lienor, or other person, public or private, having a claim against the farmer, when the actual or constructive possession of such small grains are taken as part payment or in satisfaction of such mortgage, pledge, lien or claim.

Registration: To register for the Small Grains Assessment, handlers must file a Business Registration Application, Form R-1, or register online at www.tax.virginia.gov/iReg.

Filing Procedure: A Small Grains Assessment must be filed with the Virginia Department of Taxation along with payment for the amount collected from farmers in the previous quarter. Returns are due by the 15th day of the month following the end of the quarter. Quarters end March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31.

Assessment Rate: The assessment rate is one-half of one percent (.005) of the net selling price per bushel.

For Forms: www.ams.usda.gov 

Soft Drink Excise Tax

General Liability: An excise tax is levied on every wholesaler or distributor of carbonated soft drinks in Virginia.

Registration: To register for the Soft Drink Excise Tax, wholesalers or distributors must file a Business Registration Application, Form R-1, or register online at www.tax.virginia.gov/iReg.

Filing Procedure: Effective July 1, 2002, the Soft Drink Excise tax increased to $7,200 for gross receipts over $10,000,000 through $25,000,000 and two additional tax brackets were added for gross receipts over $25,000,000. The new rates are effective for filing periods beginning on or after July 1, 2002.

The soft drink excise tax return, Form 404, must be filed with the Virginia Department of Taxation on or before the 15th day of the fourth month following the close of the taxpayer’s taxable year. For calendar year taxpayers, other than corporations, the due date is May 1.

Extensions: An automatic six-month extension of time to file the Soft Drink return is granted to the date six months after such due date or 30 days after the extended date for filing the federal income tax return, whichever is later, provided the full amount estimated as the tax due has been paid on or before the original due date. Interest will accrue on the tax due with any return filed under extension.                   
        

Gross Receipts Amount of Tax
$100,000 or less $50.00
 $100,001 – $250,000 $100.00
$250,001 – $500,000 $250.00
$500,001 – $1,000,000  $750.00
$1,000,001 – $3,000,000   $1,500.00
$3,000,001- $5,000,000  $3,000.00
$5,000,001 – $10,000,000  $4,500.00
$10,000,001 –$25,000,000  $7,200.00
$25,000,001 – $50,000,000 $18,000.00
$50,000,001 and over $33,000.00

 

Soybean Assessment

General Liability: The first-buyer of soybeans (whoever pays the producer) is responsible for collecting a soybean assessment from the producer. First-buyers will be required to collect on all soybeans purchased (provisions are in place to identify soybeans checked-off at a previous sale point) regardless of the state of origin.

Registration: To register for the Soybean Assessment, buyers must file a Business Registration Application, Form R-1, with the Virginia Department of Taxation, or register online at www.tax.virginia.gov/iReg.

Filing Procedure: The Soybean Promotion, Research and Consumer (SPARC) Assessment Report (this is a federal form) must be filed by the first-buyer with the Virginia Department of Taxation on a quarterly basis. Returns are due by the last day of the month following the end of each quarter. Quarters end March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31.

The SPARC must be filed even if no tax is due.

Assessment Rate: The assessment rate is one-half of one percent (.005) of the net market value of assessed bushels.

For Forms: www.ams.usda.gov
 

Tire Recycling Fee

General Liability: The fee is levied for each new tire sold at retail in Virginia. The fee may be passed on to the retail customer if separately stated.

Registration: To register for the Tire Recycling Fee, retailers must file a Business Registration Application, Form R-1, with the Virginia Department of Taxation, or register online at www.tax.virginia.gov/iReg.

Filing Procedure: Every tire retailer must file the Tire Fee return, Form T-1, quarterly. The return is due and the fee payable on or before the 20th of the month following the end of each quarter of the calendar year. Quarterly periods end March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31.

Fee Rate: Prior to June 30, 2003 the fee is 50 cents per tire. Beginning July 1, 2003, through June 2011, the fee rate is $1.00 per tire. Beginning July 1, 2011, the fee rate will decrease to 50 cents per tire.
 

 

 

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