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Fairfax County Tax Facts
 

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Tax information for residents and businesses.

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    Fairfax County Tax Facts Fairfax County Tax Facts Presentation Transcript

    • Tax Facts General information about Fairfax County Taxes Effective July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011
    • Deadlines
      • Personal Property – Report by May 1.
      • Pay by Oct. 5 .
      • Real Estate – First installment is July 28 .
      • Second installment is Dec. 5 .
      • B.P.O.L. – File and pay by March 1 , or within 75 days for new business.
      • Tax Relief – File by April 1, or Dec. 31 of the following year for hardship or first filers.
      • Dog Licenses – Renew by Jan. 31 .
    • Ways to Pay
      • Online (check or credit card) (A service fee is charged for credit card payments.)
      • Phone (credit card) at 703-222-6740, TTY 711. ( A service fee is charged for credit card payments.)
      • Real estate and personal property taxes can be paid (with cash or check) at Fairfax County bank branches of Bank of America, SunTrust and Wachovia.
      • Pay with cash at Global Express Centers in Shoppers Food Warehouse locations in county.
    • Personal Property Tax
      • A tax on cars, trucks, motor homes, motorcycles, trailers, campers, boats, outboard motors, planes and business personal property.
      • Tax applies if a vehicle is normally garaged/parked in the county, even if registered in another state.
      • For most vehicles, personal property tax is based on the trade-in value in the National Automobile Dealers Associations’ Used Car Guide published in January.
      • Download an appeal form .
      • The personal property tax rate is $4.57 per $100 of assessed value.
      Personal Property Tax
      • Your personal property bill is prorated monthly. Prorate your bill .
      • New to Fairfax County? Bought or leased a car? You have 60 days to register your vehicle/s .
      Personal Property Tax
    • Vehicle Registration
      • Effective July 1, there is a new $33 vehicle registration fee ($38 for vehicles over 4,000 pounds). There is no county windshield decal to purchase or display.
      • Residents within towns of Clifton and Herndon must purchase and display town decals. In Vienna, residents must pay a town vehicle registration.
      • Make sure your address is correct with the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.
    • Real Estate Tax
      • A tax on the assessed value of real estate property and mobile homes based on 100 percent of the fair market value as of Jan. 1, 2010.
      • The 2010 base real estate tax rate is $1.09 per $100 of assessed value, plus $0.015 for stormwater maintenance.
      • Commercially zoned or used properties are subject to an additional $0.11 tax for the countywide transportation district. More information on other special tax districts .
      • For information on Tax Abatement program (expires Sept. 1, 2010) for renovations of certain commercial and multi-family properties, call 703-222-8234, TTY 703-222-7594.
      Real Estate Tax
    • Tax Relief
      • Residents 65 or older or individuals who are totally disabled may qualify for relief from some taxes and fees based on income and assets.
      • Some active duty military personnel and spouses are exempt from personal property tax.
      • For more information on tax relief, go online or call 703-222-8234, TTY 703-222-7594.
    • Business, Professional and Occupational License (BPOL)
      • Businesses with gross receipts:
      • Between $10,001 and $50,000 must file a BPOL application and pay a $30 license fee.
      • Between $50,001 and $100,000 pay a $50 license fee.
      • More than $100,000 pay the BPOL tax rate for the particular categories.
      • Individuals engaging in home occupations and self employment must file, unless their prior year’s gross receipts are less than $10,000.
      • License applications must be filed and paid by March 1 of each year or within 75 days of the business start date.
      • Businesses located in the City of Fairfax, City of Falls Church and the towns of Clifton, Herndon and Vienna are not subject to the Fairfax County B.P.O.L. tax. Contact those localities directly.
    • Other Taxes and Fees
      • Consumer Utilities Taxes:
        • • Residential gas and electric: Maximum tax is $4 per month
        • • Commercial electric: Maximum tax is $1,000 per month
        • • Commercial gas: Maximum tax is $300 per month
      • Communication Sales and Use Tax: Statewide 5 percent Communications Sales and Use Tax is levied on landline, wireless and Internet telephone services, as well as, satellite TV and radio. Also included in this tax is a charge of $0.75 per line per month for E-911.
      • Sales: State - 4 percent; Fairfax County - 1 percent
      • Cigarette: 30 cents per pack
      • Gasoline: State - 2 percent (Metrorail and Metrobus)
      • Hotel/Motel: 4 percent (towns: 2 percent; note: this 2 percent comes to the county. This is in addition to the taxes already levied by the towns: 6 percent in Herndon and 3 percent in Vienna).
      • Recordation: 8.33 cents per $100 value on deeds
      • Dog Licenses: $10. Required for all dogs four months of age or older.
      Effective July 1, 2010:
    • Penalties
      • Penalties include late filing penalties for the late registration of personal property; and late payment penalties for any tax not paid by the prescribed due date. Interest also is charged in addition to late penalties. Overdue taxes are subject to collection actions and additional collection fees.
    • Fiscal Year 2011 Budget
      • Chart: Where Funds Go
      • Chart: Where Funds Come From
      Learn more about the county’s budget and your tax dollars: