New Virginia laws take effect January 1, 2023

Written by on January 2, 2023

Minimum Wage

The minimum wage across the Commonwealth is now $12 per hour, up from $11. The change is a step increase built into 2021 legislation.

Grocery Tax

The grocery tax went down from 2.5% to 1%. The reduced tax rate applies to food for home consumption. It does not apply to alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, prepared hot foods packaged for immediate consumption, and seeds and plants used to grow food for home consumption.

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