City of Newport News Code of Ordinances §40-118.
In accordance with §58.1-3814 of the Code of Virginia, the City of Newport News charges a monthly tax, on a "per meter" basis, on each purchase of natural gas delivered to consumers by pipeline distribution companies and gas utilities, classified by "class of consumers" as such term is defined in §58.1-3814(J) of the Code of Virginia. This tax is in addition to the Natural Gas Consumption Tax.
Each provider of electric service is obligated to charge and collect the natural gas utility tax from the purchaser, and remit the tax to the Commissioner of the Revenue no later than the last day of the next month after of the month the taxes are collected.
§58.1-2904 — §58.1-2907 of the Code of Virginia mandates that each consumer of natural gas must pay a tax on the consumption of all natural gas each month not more than 500CCF. This tax is in addition to the Natural Gas Utility Tax and is comprised of the state consumption tax, the special regulatory tax, and the local consumption tax.
Each provider of electric service is obligated to charge and collect the electric consumption tax from the consumer, and remit the local tax to the Commissioner of the Revenue no later than the last day of the next month after of the month the taxes are collected.
The Natural Gas Utility and Consumption Tax Monthly Remittance form (PDF) can be downloaded from the download area.
Refer to the Business Related Taxes rate schedule for current tax rates.
For assistance with Natural Gas Utility & Consumption tax, please call the Related Taxes Department at 757-926-8644.