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HB 1381 Plastic bags; imposes $0.05 tax beginning 7/1/14 on those used by purchasers to carry certain goods.

Introduced by: Joseph D. Morrissey | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Plastic bag tax. Imposes a tax of five cents ($0.05) beginning on July 1, 2014, on plastic bags used by purchasers to carry tangible personal property purchased in grocery stores, convenience stores, or drug stores. Durable, reusable plastic bags and bags used for ice cream, meat, fish, poultry, leftover restaurant food, newspapers, dry cleaning, and prescription drugs are exempt from the tax. Retailers are allowed to retain one cent ($0.01) of the five-cent ($0.05) tax or two cents ($0.02) if the retailer has a customer bag credit program. Failure to collect and remit the tax will result in fines of $250, $500, and $1,000 for the first, second, and third and subsequent offenses, respectively. The revenues from the tax would be deposited into the Virginia Water Quality Improvement Fund.


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