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Important Reminders for Businesses from the Virginia Department of Taxation

Employer Withholding Tax
 
Effective January 1, 2008, monthly withholding returns became due on the 25th day of each month including quarter-end months.  The upcoming June withholding return is due on July 25, 2008.  Also, please remember that monthly withholding returns should be mailed to P.O Box 27264, while quarterly withholding returns should be mailed to P.O. Box 26644.

Litter Tax
 
Many taxpayers continue to be confused about the liability date for new Litter Tax filers.  Every manufacturer, wholesaler, distributor or retailer of the following products is subject to this tax. Businesses become subject to the tax on the first January 1 they are in business.  For example, if you begin business on February 15, 2008, you become liable for the tax on January 1, 2009 and your first return will be due on May 1, 2010. If you begin business on January 1, 2008 you are liable on January 1, 2008 and your first return is due May 1, 2009. Complete instructions and the return can be found at 
www.tax.virginia.gov/taxforms/Business/Business%20Miscellaneous/Form%20200.pdf

1.        Food for human or pet consumption
2.        Groceries
3.        Cigarettes and Tobacco
4.        Soft Drinks and Carbonated waters
5.        Beer and Other Malt Beverages
6.        Wine
7.        Newspaper or Magazines
8.        Paper Products and Household Paper
9.        Glass Containers
10.      Metal Containers
11.      Plastic or Fiber Containers made of Synthetic Material
12.      Cleaning Agents and Toiletries
13.      Nondrug Drugstore Sundries
14.      Distilled Spirits
15.      Motor Vehicle Parts

If you have questions about either of these taxes, please contact Virginia Department of Taxation Customer Services at (804) 367-8037.