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.