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2012 Business Personal Property Tax Bills Mailed

News Highlights:

  • 2012 Business Personal Property Tax Bills have been mailed to all City businesses.
  • Any business not receiving a bill by September 15, 2012, should contact the City to request a duplicate bill.
  • Business Personal Property Tax payments are due Friday, October 5, 2012.
  • Late payments will be subject to late payment penalty and interest.

More Information: 

The City of Alexandria has mailed 2012 Business Personal Property Tax bills to all businesses that were operating in the City as of January 1, 2012.  Business owners who do not receive a business personal property tax bill by September 15 should contact Business Tax at businesstax@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.3903 or the City’s Treasury Division at payments@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.3902.  Taxpayers who have had a change of address and have not previously reported this change to the City should contact Business Tax so that a bill can be provided for them prior to the due date.

Businesses that receive a bill based on a statutory assessment should complete the 2012 Business Personal Property Tax Return and provide an itemized asset listing to receive an accurate bill.  Businesses that have relocated within the City but have not previously reported this change will be required to complete an interdepartmental form for the new location.  Businesses that have moved out of the City or ceased doing business in the City must complete the cessation of business form for the applicable calendar year.  All of the forms listed above can be found on the City’s website at alexandriava.gov/BusinessTax.

Business Personal Property Tax payments are due Friday, October 5, 2012.  Any business owner wishing to pay by mail should write the account number on a check or money order and send it with the bill stub to City of Alexandria Business Personal Property, P.O. Box 34901, Alexandria, VA 22334-0901.  Business owners may also pay at any SunTrust Bank in the City up to 5 p.m. on the due date of October 5, 2012.  Anyone wishing to pay by some other method, including by eCheck or credit/debit card online, may visit the City’s website at alexandriava.gov/Payments for a list of additional payment options.  Returned checks, including eChecks, are subject to a $35 fee in accordance with state law. 

Late payment penalties and interest will be assessed on all business personal property tax accounts that are not paid by the due date.  The late payment penalty is ten percent of the tax due or $10, whichever is greater.  Interest accrues at an annual rate of ten percent for the first year and five percent for each year thereafter. 

For more information on Business Personal Property Taxes and all other local business-related taxes, please visit alexandriava.gov/BusinessTax.  For more information on payment options, please see alexandriava.gov/Payments.

Si necesita ayuda en Español, por favor llame al 703.746.3907.