West Virginia Phases Out Tax on Food and Food Ingredients

Effective July 1, 2013, West Virginia state and local sales and use taxes do not apply to purchases of “food and food ingredients.” A phaseout of the 6% “food tax” was initiated in 2006. State and local sales and use taxes continue to apply to purchases of soft drinks, prepared food, food sold in a heated state, food sold with eating utensils provided by the seller, and vending machine food.(Press Release, West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, July 1, 2013)

Posted on July 22, 2013