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VA out of state shipping tax rescinded

The Virginia Gazette (no affilliation) reported on March 28 that beginning July 1, Virginia wineries will no longer be taxed twice when shipping to customers out of state. Virginia law adds a shipping tax to wine and other alcoholic beverages sent to wholesalers and consumers within the state. The tax also applies to wine shipped to individuals (but not wholesalers) out of state.

House Bill 1979, sponsored by Delegate Thomas “Tag” Greason, R-Potomac Falls, exempts wineries from the tax when they ship wine to residents of another state. The House and Senate approved both bills unanimously. Gov. Bob McDonnell signed them into law on March 18.