Food and Beverage & Lodging Tax

  • Food & Beverage Tax: 5.5% (NOTICE: Meals tax will increase to 6% on July 1, 2017)
  • Lodging tax: 8%

Taxes MUST be reported and submitted by the 20th of the month following month of collection.  A penalty of 10% or $10.00 whichever is greater, as long as the penalty does not exceed the tax, plus 10% interest per annum is imposed if not paid by the due date.

For collecting and remitting the meals tax to the City of Hopewell, the rate is 5.5% on a dollar. (NOTICE: Meals tax will increase to 6% on July 1, 2017)

Please note that in the past, Hopewell only taxed non-sealed beverages if they were sold as part of a meal. NOW any non-factory sealed beverage (including alcohol) sold singly or as part of a meal is subject to meals tax.

For a copy of the guidelines, please contact our office at (804) 541-2237.