Virginia Business Licensing Center

How to Get a Business License in Virginia:

  • If you plan to hire at least one employee, contact Internal Revenue Service to get an Employer ID Number (EIN), and to request your w-4, SS-4, Circular E and Publication 334 forms.
  • Register your business entity through Virginia’s Business One Stop online resource.
  • To learn about Virginia’s state business license requirements visit the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation.
  • To determine if you need a local business license, contact your local Commissioner of Revenue or the Administrators office for your city or county.

Virginia State Sales Tax:

  • Virginia has a state sales tax of 4%,
    • An additional 1% local tax applies to most purchases.
    • State sales tax on food is 1.5% (combined tax rate is 2.5%)
  • A use tax also applies.

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