The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved a one month extension for filing vehicle and business personal property taxes and paying the first installment of real estate taxes.
The Board took this action to assist taxpayers during the coronavirus outbreak during today's March 24 meeting.
“I recognize the hardships that many in our community are now facing because of COVID-19,” said Fairfax County Chairman Jeffrey C. McKay. “Today actions to extend the deadline for personal property and real estate taxes are but some of the ways the Board is trying to help during this difficult time. We’ll keep working with our community on additional actions moving forward.”
Vehicle and Business Tax Filing Deadline Extended
With the extension, residents now have until Monday, June 1, to report any changes in vehicle ownership and location, among other changes.
Normally, residents must file these changes with the county by May 1 or face a 10% penalty.
However, the 60-day deadline to register any new vehicle with the county - whether newly purchased or moved into the county after Jun 1- remains the same. Vehicle owners can register online.
Businesses now have until June 1, to file their personal property with the county. This includes vehicles, furniture and fixtures, machinery and tools, and computer equipment that are located in Fairfax County as of January 1.
First Real Estate Tax Payment Deadline Extended to Aug. 28
The county extended the deadline to pay the first installment of real estate taxes until Friday, Aug. 28.
Normally, the first installment is due July 28.
The extension will help homeowners who pay their real estate taxes directly to the county. Many homeowners pay these taxes as part of a monthly mortgage payment. The mortgage company then sends the taxes directly to Fairfax County. Homeowners should contact their mortgage company if they have questions.
The county began mailing real estate tax assessments last month; however, the assessment notice is not a bill.
In addition to these measures, the deadline for seniors and people with disabilities to apply for county tax relief has been postponed to June 1.
For more information about vehicle and business tax filings or real estate taxes, contact the Department of Tax Administration at 703-222-8234, TTY 711.