Electric Utility and Consumption Tax

Newport News Electric Utility Tax
City of Newport News Code of Ordinances §40-117.

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.

Each provider of electric service is obligated to charge and collect the Electric Utility Tax from the purchaser, and remit the tax to the Commissioner of the Revenue no later than the last day of the next month after of the month the taxes are collected.

Electric Consumption Tax in Newport News
§58.1-2900 — §58.1-2903 of the Code of Virginia mandates that each consumer of electricity must pay an electric utility tax on all electricity consumed each month. This tax is in addition to the Electric Utility Tax and is comprised of the state consumption tax, the special regulatory tax, and the local consumption tax.

Each provider of electric service is obligated to charge and collect the electric consumption tax from the consumer, and remit the local tax to the Commissioner of the Revenue no later than the last day of the next month after of the month the taxes are collected.

The Electric Utility and Consumption Tax Monthly Remittance form (PDF) can be downloaded from the download area.

Refer to the Business Related Taxes rate schedule for current tax rates.

For assistance with the Electric Utility tax, please call the Related Taxes Department at 757-926-8644.