2013 Tax Facts: General Information about Fairfax County Taxes
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2013 Tax Facts: General Information about Fairfax County Taxes
2. Deadlines Personal Property – Report by May 1. Pay byOct. 5. 5. Real Estate – First installment payment isdue The first installment is due July 28 (extendedto July 30 in 2012, since July 28 is a Saturday); Saturday);second installment payment is due Dec. 5. 5. B.P.O.L. – File and pay by March 1, or within1,75 days for new business. Tax Relief – File by April 1, or Dec. 31 of thefollowing year for hardship or first-time filers. first- Dog Licenses – Renew by Jan. 31. 31. 3. 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. 703-222-( A service fee is charged for credit card payments.) Pay Personal Property Tax (only) withcash at Shoppers Food locations in NorthernVirginia – pay (exact amount due) at customerservice desk; a $1.25 processing fee will becharged by Global Express for each bill paid.For additional participating vendors go towww.globalexpress.net,www.globalexpress.net, click on store locator. More ways to pay on next slide… 4. More Ways to Pay Real estate and personal property(car) taxes can be paid at any of thefollowing banks in Fairfax Countyonly:– Bank of America: check or cash– SunTrust: check or cash– Wells Fargo: checks; cash from WellsFargo customers only. 5. Personal Property Tax A tax on cars, trucks, motor homes, motorcycles,trailers, campers, boats, outboard motors, planesand business personal property. Tax applies if a vehicle is normally garaged/parkedin the county, even if registered in another state. A Motor Vehicle License Plate Tax of $100 isimposed annually on owners of motor vehicles inFairfax County that do not properly display Virginialicense plates. 6. Personal Property Tax For most vehicles, personal property taxis based on the clean trade-in value intrade-the National Automobile DealersAssociation’s Used Car Guide publishedin January. Download an appeal form. form. The personal property tax rate is $4.57per $100 of assessed value. 7. Personal Property Tax If you have moved in or out of Fairfax County,or sold your car, your personal property bill willbe calculated on a monthly basis.Prorate your bill. bill. New to Fairfax County? Bought or leased a car?You have 60 days to register your vehicle/s.vehicle/s. 8. Vehicle Registration There is a $33 local vehicle registration fee($38 for vehicles over 4,000 pounds). There isno county windshield decal to purchaseor display. Residents within towns of Clifton and Herndonmust purchase and display town decals. InVienna, residents must pay a town vehicleregistration fee. Make sure your address and vehicle jurisdictionis correct with the Virginia department ofMotor Vehicles at www.dmvnow.com 9. Real Estate Tax A tax on the assessed value of real estateproperty and mobile homes based on 100percent of the fair market value as ofJan. 1, 2012. The 2012 (Fiscal Year 2013) base realestate tax rate is $1.075 per $100 ofassessed value. 10. Real Estate Tax Commercially zoned or used properties aresubject to an additional $0.11 tax for thecountywide transportation district. Other tax rates or fees may apply. Informationon other special tax districts. districts. 11. Tax Relief Residents 65 or older or individuals who arepermanently and totally disabled mayqualify for relief from some taxes and feesbased on income and assets. Some active duty military personnel andspouses are exempt from personal propertytax. (see next slide for disabled veterans.) For more information on tax relief, go onlineor call 703-222-8234, TTY 703-222-7594.703-222-703-222- 12. Tax Relief for Disabled Vets Disabled veterans who qualify maybe exempt from Real Estate Tax andeligible for reduced Personal Property(car) Tax relief. For more information,go to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dta. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dta. 13. Business, Professional andOccupational License (BPOL)Businesses with gross receipts: Between $10,001 and $50,000 must file aBPOL application and pay a $30 licensefee. Between $50,001 and $100,000 pay a $50license fee. More than $100,000 pay the BPOL tax ratefor the particular categories. 14. Businesses with gross receipts of $10,000 orless do not need to file for a businesslicense. License applications must be filed and paidby March 1 of each year or within 75 daysof the business start date. Businesses located in the City of Fairfax,City of Falls Church and the towns ofClifton, Herndon and Vienna are not subjectto the Fairfax County BPOL tax. Contactthose localities directly. 15. Other Taxes and FeesEffective July 1, 2012: 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 andInternet telephone services, as well as, satellite TV and radio. Alsoincluded 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 comesto the county. This is in addition to the taxes already levied by thetowns: 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. 16. PenaltiesPenalties include: Late filing penalties for the late registrationof personal property. Late payment penalties for any tax not paidby the prescribed due date. Interest also ischarged in addition to late penalties. Overdue taxes are subject to collectionactions and additional collection fees. 17. FY 2013 Budget General Fund Click Links Below For Budget Charts:Where the Money Comes From…Where the Money Goes…
- 1. Tax FactsGeneral information aboutFairfax County TaxesEffective July 1, 2012to June 30, 2013