Tax Rate for Food and Food Ingredients Lowered in West Virginia

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

 
 
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The West Virginia State Tax Department recently issued guidance regarding the taxability of food and food products in the state (W. Va. Taxpayer Services Division Publications TSD-419 (Jan. 1., 2012)). As of January 1, 2012, West Virginia has lowered the tax rate for food. Items that fall within the definition of food and food products are now subject to sales tax at the recently reduced tax rate for food, which is 2%. Prior to 2012, West Virginia taxed food at a 3% rate. Prepared food items and items that do not otherwise fit within the definition of food and food products are subject to tax at the regular rate of 6%.

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