Personal Property Taxes Due Today

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.

4 thoughts on “Personal Property Taxes Due Today

  • 2017-05-05 at 3:19 pm
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    Why can’t we be like Fairfax and get rid of the decals?

    Because then Roger Zhen would not get free political advertising on every car.

    Good grief….lets modernize a bit can we please!

  • 2017-05-05 at 5:54 pm
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    Disagree – let’s make it a bit easier for the police to peg those living amongst us, living in our Towns and County for extended periods, with no desire or intent of ever registering their vehicles in our County and State. It’s been readily apparent amongst many illegals, and other non-illegals, just regular citizens, many moving from Maryland and elsewhere, especially to apartments. They would rather just play ignorant and drive around with their existing (illegal) drivers licenses and tags until getting caught. One such person helped Evan MacBeth’s campaign until she was caught (also with her child unrestrained in her moving car while going rolling through a stop sign).

    • 2017-05-06 at 6:44 am
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      You must Roger Zurn or a clone. Who else would write or care about so much detail of an opponent.

  • 2017-05-08 at 6:14 pm
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    The decals are an enormous revenue stream for the County. The BoS charges much more for for the decal than it costs. That’s why it isn’t going away.

    How about this statistic. Aircraft at Dulles paid a grand total of $24k in personal property tax last year. Why is the property tax rate on aircraft only $0.01/$100 when the guy making minimum wage has to pay a rate of $4.20/$100 on his car.

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