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Local Ballot Question

Fairfax County
Meals Tax

Nov. 8, 2016

Would authorize the Board of Supervisors to impose a meals tax of no more than 4% on meals sold by restaurants, with 70% of revenue dedicated to county schools.

For the purpose of reducing dependence on real estate taxes, shall the Board of Supervisors of Fairfax County, Virginia, be authorized to levy a tax on prepared food and beverages, otherwise known as a meals tax, as allowed by Virginia Code ยบ 58.1-3833, at a rate not to exceed four ... (More)

...percent (4%) of the amount charged for prepared food and beverages (which, based upon state law, is applicable only to sales outside of the town of Clifton, and towns of Herndon and Vienna that have already implemented a meals tax)? The revenues generated shall be dedicated to the following purposes: 1. 70 percent of the net revenues to Fairfax County Public Schools. 2. 30 percent of the net revenues to County services, capital improvements and property tax relief.

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