Can I file and pay online?

You may file and pay online by visiting and clicking the “Meals & Lodging Taxes” link. All fields on the online form must be filled in completely. Please be careful when entering bank routing and account numbers. These numbers should match exactly what is printed on the bottom line of your paper checks. Incorrect account and routing numbers may be rejected by the payment processor. Payments of $10,000.00 or more cannot be accepted by our online processing system and must be submitted with a paper return and check. If a check is being issued by a bank or a bill paying service, please advise us that the remittance is coming under separate cover. Make sure your account number is correct on the check.

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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?