State tax rates and rules for income, sales, gas, property, cigarette, and other taxes that impact middle-class families. Go to the Kiplinger Tax Map Virginia Add to State Compare List | View List View State Compare List (0) selected | Compare up to 5 The Bottom Line Mixed Tax Picture The Old Dominion has middle-of-the-road income taxes and relatively low property taxes. Note that while the sales tax is modest, groceries are taxed, albeit at a lower rate. Income Tax Range Low: 2% (on up to $3,000 of taxable income)High: 5.75% (on taxable income over $17,000) Sales Tax 5.3% state levy, including 1% that is allocated to local governments. Northern Virginia, Central Virginia, and the Hampton Roads area have an additional 0.7% sales tax to pay for transportation improvements. An additional 1% tax is levied in the "Historic Triangle" area and in Halifax County. These additional taxes give the state an average combined state and local rate of 5.65%, according to the Tax Foundation.Groceries: Taxable (1.5% state rate, plus 1% local tax)Clothing: TaxableMotor Vehicles: Exempt from ordinary sales tax, but taxable under special 4.15% excise tax.Prescription Drugs: Exempt Real Property Taxes In Virginia, the median property tax rate is $804 per $100,000 of assessed home value. Motor Fuel Taxes Gasoline: 29.4¢ per gallon. Diesel: 28.5¢ per gallon. Sin Taxes Cigarettes: $0.60 per pack (some counties in Virginia add taxes of $0.50 to $0.85)Moist snuff: $0.36 per ounceHeated tobacco products: $0.0225 per stick (beginning in 2021)Other tobacco products: 20% of the manufacturer's price, except "roll-your-own tobacco," which is 10%Vapor products: $0.066 per mlBeer: $0.26 per gallonWine: $1.51 per gallonLiquor: $19.89 per gallonLiquor tax is an estimate by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States and published by the Tax Foundation. Annual Car Taxes and Fees An annual vehicle property tax based on the car's value is imposed. Localities assess vehicles and administer the tax. Estate and Inheritance Taxes No estate or inheritance tax.