The City of Williamsburg requires all persons doing business and maintaining a definite place of business in the city, including but not limited to an office, retail space or other location, leased or otherwise, or who is a resident in the city, and such residence shall be deemed a definite place of business, to obtain a business license prior to beginning business. Once a business has a license in the City of Williamsburg, it must be renewed each year on or before March 1st, or the account closed in writing. Non-filers are subject to administrative assessments. Code of the City of Williamsburg Section 18-336 through 380.
The tax is based upon the gross receipts of the business and assessed at the following rates:
|Type of Business||Rate|
|Contractors||$0.16 Per $100|
|Professional Services||$0.58 Per $100|
|Retail Sales||$0.20 Per $100|
|Wholesale Sales||$0.05 per $100|
|Other Services (Business Service, Personal Service, Repair)||$0.36 per $100|
More details can be found with the Commissioner of the Revenue.