Food Tax Phase-Out in Progress in West Virginia

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

 
 
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West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin recently issued a statement announcing the eventual elimination of the state food tax. W. Va. Press Release (Jun. 27, 2012). In 2011, Governor Tomblin signed House Bill 2971, which reduced the sales tax rate for food from 3% to 2%, effective January 1, 2012. Governor Tomblin later went on to sign Senate Bill 1001, which outlined the eventual elimination of the food tax altogether. On July 1, 2012, the state sales tax rate for food was cut in half from 2% to 1%. The tax on food will be eliminated completely on July 1, 2013.


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