Business Taxes

Fairfax County, Virginia


The Department of Tax Administration's (DTA) Personal Property and Business License Division is responsible for the assessment of all local business-related taxes. These include business tangible property, business license, mixed beverages, transient occupancy (TOT), and short-term daily rental. Our business tax specialists are available to provide assistance with state and local business regulations, licensing, and other questions associated with doing business in Fairfax County.

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DTA is open 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For your convenience, our full service counter is open until 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays for walk-in customers.

12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 261
Fairfax, VA 22035
Juan Rengel,
Division Director

BPOL Licenses

Most businesses operating in Fairfax County must possess a Business, Professional and Occupational License (BPOL). The associated tax is based on gross receipts (or gross purchases for wholesale merchants).

Other County Licenses

In addition to the BPOL license, auto graveyards, bondsmen, fortune tellers, carnivals/circuses, as well as businesses who permit public dancing and/or serve mixed beverages require additional licenses.

Appealing Business Tax Assessments

Any person or business assessed a Business, Professional and Occupational License (BPOL), machinery and tools or business tangible property tax may seek a review of their assessment. View procedures for local business tax appeals.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions relating to business taxes in Fairfax County.