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.
An important message from Jodi Roth, Government Affairs, on why VRF opposes the proposed meals tax increase, and why you should too.
The potential impact is far reaching, beyond the restaurant industry. This increase puts our city at a 12.8 percent tax (meals tax + sales tax) and would be amongst the highest tax rates in the country.