Virginia Beach's two month meals tax holiday to begin

Posted at 12:41 PM, Apr 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-27 17:31:08-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Meal taxes are set to be suspended for the City of Virginia Beach restaurants, in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Beginning May 1 until the end of June, you can order from the menu of any Virginia Beach restaurant and skip the meals tax.

On April 7, the Virginia Beach City Council voted to suspend the city’s meals tax for the months of May and June to help residents and restaurants during the pandemic.

Meal tax in Virginia Beach is 5.5%.

The City Council also voted to waive late fees and interest on personal property taxes and real estate taxes until August 1.

Personal property and real estate taxes are due June 5.

o help local restaurant businesses while adhering to Gov. Ralph Northam's "stay at home" order and observing social distancing guidelines, the City of Virginia Beach Parking Management division is extending free parking on Atlantic Avenue until May 8.

Also through May 8, municipal parking lots, garages and meters are operating at a reduced rate of $2 per hour.