Business Taxes

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12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 223
Fairfax, VA 22035
Young Tarry
Division Director

Business, Professional and Occupational License (BPOL) Rate Schedule

The BPOL tax rate schedule for businesses with gross receipts/purchases of $100,001 or more is determined by the "nature of the business," as follows:

BPOL Rates

Business Classification

Tax per $100 of Gross receipts

Wholesale Merchants *


Builder and Developers




Retail Merchants


Business Service Occupations


Money Lenders


Personal Service Occupations


Repair Service Occupations


Telephone Companies


Amusement Occupations


Hotel and Motels


Renting By Owner (Residential or Commercial Property)


Professional Occupations


Consultants and Specialized Occupations


Real Estate Brokers


Research & Development Business - certain federally-funded Research & Development prime contracts are eligible for the $0.03 per $100 rate upon DTA approval


* Wholesale Merchants - based on gross purchases, rather than gross receipts.

Rates are established in the county’s BPOL Ordinance.

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