Before Virginia was home to U.S. presidents, provided headquarters for the Pentagon and CIA, or was for lovers, it was a major agricultural center. That history is underscored by the variety of agriculture taxes the state still collects.
Heck, you can even make an argument for considering the cigarette and tobacco products taxes as agricultural levies since farming of the fragrant leaf dominated Virginia's economy for more than three centuries.
So to all of the Old Dominion's farmers and forestry workers who pump $79 billion a year into the state's economy and help support thousands of other jobs, the Virginia Department of Taxation thanks you.
Tax trip around the United States: This post is part of our series highlighting tax information from the 50 U.S. states and Washington, D.C. You can read other state tax blurbs at our Complete menu of tasty state tax tidbits.
The State Tax Departments page
provides links to official state and District of Columbia revenue Web
sites so that you can find out more about your home's tax laws and
As we work through the 2010 tax season, a different state will be featured each day as noted in Don't forget your state taxes! Check back to see what tax tidbit we share about your home.
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