Food and Beverage Tax Adopted by County Goes into Effect July 1

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Provided by Prince William County

The Prince William Board of County Supervisors recently voted to levy a food and beverage tax on the purchase of prepared food and beverages, including alcoholic beverages, sold in or from a food establishment, whether prepared or consumed in the food establishment, and whether consumed on the premises of the food establishment.

The County adopted the 4% tax, which will go into effect July 1, as part of its five-year plan to broaden and diversify the county’s tax base.

The food and beverage tax should bring in an estimated $24.5 million in new tax revenue, with more than $14 million dedicated to Prince William County Public Schools.

The county estimates that 20% or more of the tax will be paid by non-county residents. Click here to view more Food and Beverage Tax Facts.

The food and beverage tax will be charged anywhere prepared food is offered including bowling alleys, coffee shops, convenience stores, amusement parks, sporting venues, cafes, buffets, food trucks, bars, breweries, wineries, distilleries, taverns and more.

Nearly a dozen surrounding localities impose a food and beverage tax. Visit for more information about the food and beverage tax.


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