Meals Tax

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 31, 2023 

The New ONLINE Business Tax portal will be officially launched at www.charlottesville.gov/Online-Business-Portal.  At the same time, the existing online payment platform will be removed.

Any Meals Tax and Transient Occupancy Tax filings completed on January 31, 2023 and forward must use the new platform.

In order to use the portal, you must provide;  1) Business mailing Zip code,  2) Business Tax Account number,  3) Business EIN or SSN.

Meals Tax Return

EFFECTIVE JULY 1st , 2022  MEALS TAX RATE  IS  6.5%


To pay Meals tax 

Every business in the City of Charlottesville is required to levy a 6.5% tax on all prepared edible refreshments, nourishments, and liquids to include alcoholic beverages. New businesses are to complete the Meals Tax Registration Form (PDF) and send it to the Commissioner of Revenue’s Office. Meals Tax is to be remitted with the Meals Tax Return Form (PDF) on or before the 20th of the following month.

Additional Documents

For More Information

For further information regarding Meals Tax, please call 434-970-3170 or email the Business License Tax Office.