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Notes: New year will bring cheaper groceries in Virginia

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For locals, one of the more noticeable changes in the new year could be cheaper groceries. The sales tax rate on groceries in Virginia is slated to drop from 2.5% down to 1% starting on Sunday, Jan. 1.

The tax cut was one of the policies touted by Gov. Glenn Youngkin in a notable visit to Alexandria earlier this year, Alexandria Living Magazine reported.

Along with groceries, personal hygiene items like bed sheets, diapers and feminine hygiene products will all have a matching sales tax reduction.

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