VRF opposes any industry-specific taxes, particularly those that target the retail sector. The City of Richmond recently proposed and approved a 1.5% increase to the meals tax (the city does not require a referendum as the counties do) as well as a recent consideration to implement a Cigarette Tax. 

VRF, alongside other organizations, strongly opposed the meals tax increase. We will continue to oppose and fight against all taxes that will negatively impact the retail industry.