Personal Property Tax Relief Act of 1998 (PPTRA)
By state law, Virginia offers tax relief for vehicle taxes. The state will subsidize the taxes owed on the first $20,000 of a vehicle’s assessed value.
This state tax relief is only available for personal vehicles. Business vehicles are not included in the state tax relief. If eligible for this state tax relief, your car tax bill will indicate the amount of relief you may receive. (If your vehicle's assessed value is $1,000 or less, you will not be required to pay vehicle taxes. However, the annual vehicle registration fee will still apply.)
To receive this state tax relief, you must certify every year that your vehicle qualifies.
In addition to state tax relief, Fairfax County is offering 15% tax relief on car taxes owed for 2022. This county tax relief applies to both personal and business vehicles. It is automatically applied to your bill, and your vehicle’s assessed value is reduced by 15%.