HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) — Voters in Henrico County have narrowly approved a meals tax.
With 99 percent of precincts reporting, the meals tax referendum passed 52 to 48 percent. That clears the way for the county to charge a four-percent tax on meals and beverages in restaurants.
Officials said that all revenue generated by the meals tax —estimated to raise $18 million annually — would support Henrico County Public Schools.
Additionally, officials said that about 40 percent of the revenue would be paid by non-residents, who come to Henrico.