Sales and Use Tax Rate Changes for Henry County, Virginia, Starting April 1, 2021
Sales and Use Tax Rate in Henry County to Increase to 6.3%
RICHMOND, Va. – The sales and use tax rate in Henry County, Virginia, is increasing beginning April 1,
2021. The county’s sales and use tax rate will go up by 1% for a total of 6.3%. This includes the 4.3%
state tax, the 1% local option tax and the 1% Henry County additional tax.
The change was approved by the 2020 Virginia General Assembly and passed by voters in the county
last November. Revenue from the additional tax will be used for capital projects for the construction or
improvement of schools.
This adjusted sales and use tax rate does not apply to food purchased for human consumption, such as
groceries, or essential personal hygiene products, as both are taxed at a reduced rate.
Here’s how the sales tax rate breaks down for other parts of Virginia:
- For most locations, it’s 5.3%;
- In Hampton Roads (outside of the Historic Triangle region), Central Virginia and Northern
- Virginia, it’s 6%;
- In Halifax County, the rate is 6.3%; and
- In the Historic Triangle region, the rate is 7%.
For more information on the sales and use tax rate in Virginia, visit the Virginia Tax website.
If you are a business owner and have questions, contact the Virginia Tax Business Customer Service hotline at
For more information please visit: tax.virginia.govVirginia Department of Taxation