You might remember seeing an envelope in the mail from County Treasurer H. Roger Zurn a couple of weeks ago. Well, today is the deadline to dig it out of the bill pile.
May 5 is the deadline to pay the year’s first half personal property tax payment. Procrastinators experienced a bit of a hiccup when trying to make online payments this morning, but the billing system is back up and running.
Tax payments may be mailed (postmarked no later than today), paid at the Leesburg or Sterling Treasurer’s Office or through the online portal, loudoun.gov/ppt.
Oh, and remember that No Car Tax deal from way back when? Last year, Loudoun residents paid 57 percent of the personnel property tax assessed on their vehicles—and that will go up again this year—to 61 percent. The General Assembly long ago abandoned the Gilmore administration’s signature promise, and in 2006 capped the amount of money set aside to reimburse localities for the attempt to eliminate a local government revenue source at $950 million. As the number and value of vehicles in the commonwealth increase, the state’s payment don’t go up, just your tax bill.
This year, the state is contributing $201,000 to offset Loudoun’s $662,000 car tax bill.