Business-Related Taxes

  1. Admissions Tax

    The City of Newport News charges a tax on events to which admission is charged.

  2. Cigarette Stamps

    The City of Newport News charges a tax upon each and every sale of cigarettes sold within the city.

  3. Electric Utility and Consumption Tax

    In accordance with §58.1-3814 of the Code of Virginia, the City of Newport News charges a monthly tax, on a "per meter" basis, on each purchase of electricity delivered to consumers by a service provider. This is in addition to the Electric Consumption Tax. The Code of Virginia mandates that each consumer of electricity must pay an electric utility tax on al electricity consumed each month.

  4. Food & Beverage Tax

    The City of Newport News charges a tax on all food and beverages, including alcoholic beverages, sold in or from a food establishment.

  5. Natural Gas Utility and Consumption Tax

    In accordance with §58.1-3814 of the Code of Virginia, the City of Newport News charges a monthly tax, on a "per meter" basis, on each purchase of natural gas delivered to consumers by pipeline distribution companies and gas utilities. The Code of Virginia mandates that each consumer of natural gas must pay a tax on the consumption of all natural gas each month not more than 500CCF.

  6. Public Rights-of-Way Use Fee

    The City of Newport News charges a monthly right-of-way use fee on each local telephone access line.

  7. Short-Term Rental Tax

    The City of Newport News charges a tax on the gross proceeds of any business engaged in the short-term rental business.

  8. Transient Room Tax

    The City of Newport News charges a tax to each transient on the total amount paid for board or lodging or for any transient to any hotel.