Transportation Network Company (TNC)

A transportation network company (TNC) is a company that provides prearranged transportation services for compensation using an online-enabled application or electronic platform (sometimes referred to as "ridesharing" or "ridesourcing") to connect passengers with drivers who use their personal, non-commercial vehicles. Examples of TNC companies include Lyft, Uber X, Sidecar, Wingz, Summon, and Haxi.

TNC use vehicles must register with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) pursuant to the Code of Virginia § 46.2-2099.48.

Only personal vehicles may be used to provide TNC services. If the vehicle is driven mostly for personal use and total business mileage driven each year to provide TNC services does not exceed 50% of the total annual mileage, the vehicle may be eligible for the Car Tax Relief (PPTRA).

If the total annual gross receipts generated from the TNC services provided exceed $10,000, a Business, Professional and Occupational License (BPOL) is required.

Please contact the Department of Tax Administration by phone at 703-222-8234 or by email at with any questions or for additional information.

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