Task Force to Consider a Meals Tax Referendum

Final Report Presented to Board of Supervisors on June 17, 2014

Fairfax County does not have a meals tax. Cities and towns in Virginia have the authority to enact a meals tax by vote of the jurisdiction’s governing body. However, counties in the Commonwealth, including Fairfax County, can only establish a meals tax if a referendum is approved by voters.

Chairman Bulova has convened a task force to review the pros and cons associated with a meals tax in Fairfax County. The mission of the task force is to consider and prepare a report to the Board of Supervisors to evaluate:

  • Whether or not to proceed with a referendum for a meals tax;
  • If the Board proceeds with a referendum, when the question should be put to the voters (i.e. what year);
  • If a referendum will be considered, should it address how the revenue could be used – and if so, for what purpose.

  April 22, 2014 Board Matter From Sharon Bulova, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors (PDF)

Task Force Co-Chairs and Members

Current Meeting Schedule (Also on Public Meetings Calendar) All meetings are at Fairfax County Government Center.

  • May 15, 7:30 p.m., Conference Room 232
  • May 21, 7:30 p.m., Conference Room 232
  • May 29, 7:30 p.m., Conference Room 232
  • June 11, 7:30 p.m., Conference Room 232

 Agendas and Minutes


 Related Links: Budget and Tax






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