The City of Alexandria has mailed 2012 Business Personal Property Tax bills to all businesses that were operating as of Jan. 1.
Business owners who do not receive a business personal property tax bill by Sept. 15 should contact Business Tax at email@example.com or 703-746-3903 or the City’s Treasury Division at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-746-3902.
Taxpayers who have changed addresses and haven't reported this change to the city should contact Business Tax so that a bill can be provided for them before the Oct. 5 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 no longer do 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.
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. 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.
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 10 percent of the tax due or $10, whichever is greater. Interest accrues at an annual rate of ten percent for the first year and 5 percent for each year after.