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Bill on N.Va. Income Tax Options Dies in House of Delegates

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Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2013 4:57 pm

The House of Delegates, which seldom looks kindly on giving localities any new taxing authority, on Feb. 13 summarily rejected a state Senate proposal that would have given Northern Virginia jurisdictions easy access to implementing a local income tax.

A subcommittee of the House Committee on Finance voted 7-3 on Feb. 13 to reject a measure, patroned by state Sen. Walter Stosch (R-Glen Allen), that would have allowed individual jurisdictions in Northern Virginia to impose income taxes of up to 1 percent on residents without first obtaining consent in a referendum.

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