Virginia Tech, Blacksburg At Odds Over Taxes

October 11, 2010

Virginia Tech officials have rejected calls from Blacksburg leaders for the school to collect town taxes on on-campus dining and lodging facilities.

Virginia Tech President Charles Steger told city officials in a letter delivered to the town this week that state law bars the school from collecting and remitting the taxes, The Roanoke Times reported.

Student meal plans are exempt from both state sales and local meals taxes, but dining facilities collect the 5 percent state sales tax.

The issue has cropped up from time to time for many years because many of Tech's 30,000 students eat at the many dining options on campus instead of local restaurants. A local organization called Play Fair Tech has formed to petition Tech officials to collect local taxes.

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