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While We’re Talking About Cars….Information on Arlington County Personal Property Taxes – Cars Included May 1, 2009

Posted by Laura Schwartz in Arlington.
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Yes, you read that correctly – Arlington County charges taxes on your car, in addition to your real estate. Assessments are based on commonly used guides such as the N.A.D.A. or your sales price, if it’s not a commonly listed car. General rules for property taxes pertaining to cars:

*You have 60 days to file a tax return from moving into Arlington, or buying a car.
*Vehicles included in property taxes include: automobiles, trucks, buses, motorcycles, motor homes, trailers, semitrailers, boats, and aircrafts.
*All vehicles located in Arlington County are subject to personal property tax, including vehicles not registered in VA, vehicles that do not run, and that are temporarily absent from Arlington County.
*After registering the car with Arlington County, they will issue a decal to be placed on your front windshield; they’re $24 –>
*Tax bills are issued on or around July 15th, and payment is due by October 5th.

For more information on this, see the online information packet from the Commissioner of Revenue.

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