Food & Beverage / Lodging Tax

Tax Rates

Food and Beverage / Lodging Tax Rates are as follows:

  • Food ad Beverage Tax: 6%
  • Lodging Tax: 8%

For collecting and remitting the meals tax to the City of Hopewell, the rate is 6% on a dollar.

Reporting Taxes

Taxes must be reported and submitted by the 20th of the month following month of collection.  A penalty of 10% or $10 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.

Changes in Taxing

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.

Copy of Guidelines

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