What is the Seller’s Discount?

A 3% discount on the tax due is available for those who file and pay timely by the due date each month. If a filing is submitted by the due date but fails to include a payment, the discount will be disallowed and the tax due will be calculated at 6% with penalties and interest levied. You will be invoiced for the total amount due.

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1. What is considered a “restaurant”?
2. What is considered a “meal” that is subject to the Meals Tax?
3. How is meals tax filed and assessed? When is Meals Tax due?
4. Can I file and pay online?
5. What is the Seller’s Discount?
6. Does the meal, or prepared food, have to be consumed on the premises of the business where it is purchased to be taxable?
7. Does a caterer have to collect and remit Meals Taxes to the City of Charlottesville?
8. Are beverages such as soda, beer, water and others that are in a can, bottle or other factory sealed container subject to the meals tax?
9. Are there any exemptions to the Meals Tax?
10. How do I claim exempt sales?
11. Examples of documentation:
12. Are gratuities subject to the Meals Tax?